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Nine NYPD Officers Have Died by Suicide This Year. The Department Thinks It Has a Plan.

The department has a 3-step plan. But not everyone is a fan of it.
Trone Dowd
8.16.19
RACISM

NYPD Union Chief Is Very Sorry for Sharing a Racist Video That Calls Black People 'Monsters'

"I have black friends, white friends, Asian friends — I wouldn't want to insult anyone," said Ed Mullins, president of the Sergeants Benevolent Association.
Trone Dowd
8.14.19
Eric Garner

The Cop Who Killed Eric Garner Just Got One Step Closer to Being Fired

Daniel Pantaleo may soon have to hand in his gun and badge for good.
Trone Dowd
8.2.19
Drugs

Exclusive NYPD Data Reveals Just How Often Fentanyl Is in Cocaine

Big claims have been made about the infiltration of fentanyl into America's cocaine supply. So we got some hard data.
Max Daly
7.30.19
NYPD

Internal Documents Show Why the NYPD Tries to Be 'Funny' Online

Documents obtained by Motherboard show that NYPD social media officers are explicitly instructed to “be funny” in order to “build trust” on official social media channels.
Caroline Haskins
7.22.19
Eric Garner

NYPD Officer Won't Face Federal Charges in Eric Garner’s Death

Garner famously gasped “I can’t breathe” as he died, and the phrase later became a rallying cry for the #BlackLivesMatter movement.
Emma Ockerman
7.16.19
LGBTQ

'The State Is Her Ultimate Killer': How a Trans Woman Died at Rikers

The Black transgender woman was found dead in her cell at Rikers Island. These are the circumstances that led to her death.
Diana Tourjée
6.12.19
Eric Garner

"Not a Big Deal": NYPD Lieutenant Was Unalarmed Upon Learning of Eric Garner's Death

Officer Daniel Pantaleo is undergoing a disciplinary hearing for his role in the 2014 incident.
Tess Owen
5.17.19
tech-power

Police Are Feeding Celebrity Photos into Facial Recognition Software to Solve Crimes

Law enforcement agencies are using facial recognition systems with little to no rules, found a new study by the Georgetown Law Center on Privacy and Technology.
Sarah Emerson
5.16.19
police

Man arrested after bringing 4 gallons of gasoline into New York’s St. Patrick’s Cathedral

"It's hard to say what his intentions were," police said.
Emma Ockerman
4.18.19
Policing

Jazmine Headley to be released from Rikers after she was arrested while holding infant son

The 23-year-old mother was held there for five days after police officers arrested her for sitting on the floor in a waiting room that had run out of chairs.
Emma Ockerman
12.11.18
Policing

Viral video shows NYPD officers trying to rip a baby out of his mother's arms after a seating dispute with security

At least seven police officers surrounded a mother and tried to rip her infant from her arms.
Tess Owen
12.10.18
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