DOJ Announces Civil Rights Investigation Into Mount Vernon Police Department
The announcement follows a year-long Gothamist/WNYC series investigating allegations of police corruption and brutality in the small, majority-Black Westchester County city.
Dec 3, 2021 3:59 PM
Protests Break Out Across The City After Rittenhouse Acquittal
Protesters chanted “This is what community looks like!” and “We stand with Kenosha.”
Nov 20, 2021 1:57 PM
New York Leaders React To Acquittal Of Kyle Rittenhouse, Who Fatally Shot Two Men During Wisconsin Protests
De Blasio said, "This verdict is disgusting and it sends a horrible message to this country."
Updated: Nov 23, 2021 6:31 PM
Why One Verdict Cannot Erase The Collective Trauma Of A Nation
“Cascading collective trauma,” propelled by repeated police shootings, the 24-hour news cycle and social media, pushes against our ability to find closure and mentally heal.
Apr 24, 2021 8:00 AM
NYPD Watchdog Releases Long-Awaited Database On Police Misconduct
New York City’s police oversight agency has released its first public database on NYPD misconduct records, following an order from a federal appeals court.
Mar 4, 2021 1:27 PM
How An NYPD Anti-Terror Squad Became A Tool For Cracking Down On Protests
As the department faces growing pressure to revamp its protest policing, the rise of the Strategic Response Group could prove instructive.
Feb 19, 2021 12:09 PM
Rochester Police Handcuffed, Pepper-Sprayed 9-Year-Old Girl, Bodycam Video Shows
"This is your last chance otherwise pepper spray is going in your eyeballs," a female cop told the girl.
Feb 1, 2021 1:41 PM
Protesters Caught In NYPD's Violent Mott Haven Crackdown Push For Community Reparations Fund
“They need to try something different this time if they're actually going to stand up against this kind of egregious misconduct.”
Jan 26, 2021 10:56 AM
New Class Action Lawsuit Seeks Damages For Protesters Brutalized By NYPD Officers
"Why are we spending all this money arresting people and dismissing it the next day but for the fact that we’re trying to discourage people from engaging in First Amendment activity?"
Jan 21, 2021 4:05 PM
Photos: NYPD Arrests Protesters Marching On MLK Day Near City Hall
At least 29 people were arrested and multiple protesters were hospitalized on Monday night after the NYPD broke up a Black Lives Matter march held in honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Day.
Jan 19, 2021 9:44 AM
NY Attorney General Sues NYPD, De Blasio Over Use Of Excessive Force During Protests
In a scathing complaint filed in federal court on Thursday, James detailed months of "illegal and harmful" conduct by NYPD officers in the wake of George Floyd's killing.
Jan 14, 2021 1:40 PM
Video Shows NYPD Officer Kneeling On Man's Neck During Arrest In Queens
The arrest could pose one of the first major tests of contentious chokehold ban passed by the City Council in the aftermath of Floyd's death.
Jan 6, 2021 12:26 PM
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