More than 4,000 New York City cops on sick report amid COVID-19 pandemic

Sign up for our PoliticsNY newsletter for the latest coverage and to stay informed about the 2021 elections in your district and across NYC The number of police officers and members of the NYPD calling out sick continued to grow, with 12% of the force now out of action, NYPD officials said Saturday. Police revealed … Read more More than 4,000 New York City cops on sick report amid COVID-19 pandemic

Man spits on and slashes cab driver in early-morning altercation in Manhattan: NYPD

Photos courtesy of the NYPD Sign up for our PoliticsNY newsletter for the latest coverage and to stay informed about the 2021 elections in your district and across NYC Cops are looking for a man who spit on and slashed a cab driver in Manhattan this past weekend. According to police, at 2:20 a.m. on … Read more Man spits on and slashes cab driver in early-morning altercation in Manhattan: NYPD

Queens lawmaker assaulted and mugged by three masked attackers in Flushing home

City Council Member Peter Koo was assaulted and mugged by three masked attackers in the lobby of his building on Thursday, April 9. (Photo by Carlotta Mohamed) Sign up for our PoliticsNY newsletter for the latest coverage and to stay informed about the 2021 elections in your district and across NYC BY CARLOTTA MOHAMED A … Read more Queens lawmaker assaulted and mugged by three masked attackers in Flushing home

Crooks threaten pharmacy employee with screwdriver while trying to steal bleach in Manhattan

Photo via Google Maps Sign up for our PoliticsNY newsletter for the latest coverage and to stay informed about the 2021 elections in your district and across NYC Cops are looking for three crooks who robbed a Manhattan pharmacy on Sunday night. According to police, at 8:30 p.m. on April 19, a 41-year-old male employee … Read more Crooks threaten pharmacy employee with screwdriver while trying to steal bleach in Manhattan

Arsonist still at large month after setting deadly blaze on 2 train in Manhattan

Police released a new photo Wednesday of the suspect wanted for the deadly March 27 fire on board a 2 train at the 110th Street-Lenox Avenue station in Manhattan. (Photo via MTA/inset courtesy of NYPD) Sign up for our PoliticsNY newsletter for the latest coverage and to stay informed about the 2021 elections in your … Read more Arsonist still at large month after setting deadly blaze on 2 train in Manhattan

Cops seek duo who broke into four gas stations in Queens and stolen $14K worth of goods

Sign up for our PoliticsNY newsletter for the latest coverage and to stay informed about the 2021 elections in your district and across NYC The NYPD is looking for two men who allegedly burgled four gas stations from Long Island City to Bay Terrace from late March until early April. The duo has come away … Read more Cops seek duo who broke into four gas stations in Queens and stolen $14K worth of goods

Free speech supporters decry New York’s selective social distancing enforcement

Sign up for our PoliticsNY newsletter for the latest coverage and to stay informed about the 2021 elections in your district and across NYC First Amendment advocates in New York City believe the NYPD and City Hall are going too far in taking punitive actions against protesters during the coronavirus pandemic. The latest incident happened … Read more Free speech supporters decry New York’s selective social distancing enforcement

Man critical after being struck by US Postal Service truck in Manhattan

Police and detectives look for clues about how a US Postal Service truck struck a pedestrian on West 14th Street. (Photo by Todd Maisel) Sign up for our PoliticsNY newsletter for the latest coverage and to stay informed about the 2021 elections in your district and across NYC A 59-year-old man is in critical condition … Read more Man critical after being struck by US Postal Service truck in Manhattan

Creep chokes woman, then exposes himself during East Harlem assault

Cops say this man choked a 64-year-old woman and exposed himself to her on an East Harlem Street on May 18, 2020. (Photo courtesy of NYPD) Sign up for our PoliticsNY newsletter for the latest coverage and to stay informed about the 2021 elections in your district and across NYC Detectives need the public’s help … Read more Creep chokes woman, then exposes himself during East Harlem assault

Brooklyn diesel tank blast ‘scared the hell out of’ residents

Firefighters douse flames with foam at Utica Avenue yard. (Photo by Todd Maisel) Sign up for our PoliticsNY newsletter for the latest coverage and to stay informed about the 2021 elections in your district and across NYC A diesel fuel explosion in an equipment rental yard rocked a Brooklyn community and sent a plume of … Read more Brooklyn diesel tank blast ‘scared the hell out of’ residents

Charges expected for officers behind brutal East Village arrests

(Photo via Shutterstock) Sign up for our PoliticsNY newsletter for the latest coverage and to stay informed about the 2021 elections in your district and across NYC BY GRANT LANCASTER An internal NYPD investigation recommended disciplinary action for several officers involved in a May 2 arrest that turned violent, with criminal charges expected next week. … Read more Charges expected for officers behind brutal East Village arrests

VIDEOS: Second day of protests in Manhattan in wake of George Floyd police-involved death

Sign up for our PoliticsNY newsletter for the latest coverage and to stay informed about the 2021 elections in your district and across NYC BY MARK HALLUM, TODD MAISEL, ALEJANDRA O’CONNELL-DOMENECH AND ROBERT POZARYCKI Hundreds of protesters marched on Foley Square in Manhattan Friday afternoon calling for justice following the police-involved death of unarmed George … Read more VIDEOS: Second day of protests in Manhattan in wake of George Floyd police-involved death

SoHo, Greenwich Village businesses dealing with fallout from city-wide looting

Sign up for our PoliticsNY newsletter for the latest coverage and to stay informed about the 2021 elections in your district and across NYC In the week since George Floyd was murdered by Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin, protests speaking out against police brutality and for the equality of black Americans have swept through the … Read more SoHo, Greenwich Village businesses dealing with fallout from city-wide looting

LIVE UPDATES: Quick clash between NYPD, demonstrators in rainy Brooklyn headlines quiet night of George Floyd protests Wednesday

Sign up for our PoliticsNY newsletter for the latest coverage and to stay informed about the 2021 elections in your district and across NYC For the seventh consecutive day in New York City, demonstrations have begun protesting police brutality and the death of George Floyd at the hands of Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin on … Read more LIVE UPDATES: Quick clash between NYPD, demonstrators in rainy Brooklyn headlines quiet night of George Floyd protests Wednesday

Cops seek man who assaulted an officer during a Manhattan burglary arrest

Photos courtesy of the NYPD Sign up for our PoliticsNY newsletter for the latest coverage and to stay informed about the 2021 elections in your district and across NYC Cops are looking for a suspect who hit a police officer while they were making an arrest in Manhattan. According to police, at 2:10 a.m. on … Read more Cops seek man who assaulted an officer during a Manhattan burglary arrest

Brooklyn cop criminally charged for violently shoving protester to ground

Sign up for our PoliticsNY newsletter for the latest coverage and to stay informed about the 2021 elections in your district and across NYC Prosecutors charged a police officer Tuesday with assault and other counts for violently shoving a protester in Brooklyn last month in an incident caught on camera. Brooklyn District Attorney Eric Gonzalez … Read more Brooklyn cop criminally charged for violently shoving protester to ground

Their luck ran out: Queens men cuffed for high-stakes heist at Aqueduct Racetrack

Sign up for our PoliticsNY newsletter for the latest coverage and to stay informed about the 2021 elections in your district and across NYC Federal agents cuffed two Queens men — including an Aqueduct Racetrack security guard — on Monday for their roles in a six-figure heist at the racing venue back in March. Lamel … Read more Their luck ran out: Queens men cuffed for high-stakes heist at Aqueduct Racetrack

‘Seismic shift’: Shea disbands plain-clothed NYPD anti-crime cops across city

Sign up for our PoliticsNY newsletter for the latest coverage and to stay informed about the 2021 elections in your district and across NYC The NYPD eliminated Monday its Anti-Crime Units — a fixture in every precinct that specializes in targeting armed suspects — and reassigned its more than 600 assigned officers into other duties, … Read more ‘Seismic shift’: Shea disbands plain-clothed NYPD anti-crime cops across city