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Jake Offenhartz is a general assignment reporter. He covers policing, transportation, local politics, climate change and and all manner of New York City oddities. He lives in Manhattan, and enjoys bikes, pickup basketball, and city beaches.

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“I wore gym tights and put the package in my groin area and wore my work uniform over it.”


The officer was found guilty in a department trial in the 2019 beating of a woman inside a holding cell in the Bronx’s 44th Precinct.


Officers first responded to a 911 call at around 7:20 p.m. on Saturday, finding a naked 24-year-old woman who was “acting erratic but non-violent.”


Saul Delacruz, a member of the department’s Field Intelligence Unit, was suspended without pay on Tuesday.


Police say the suspect threw a brick at the window of VERS, a gay bar on Ninth Avenue, on three separate occasions since last Sunday.


As the strike at the prestigious Manhattan school continues, union organizers contend that the New School walked away from the bargaining table.


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