Posts Tagged ‘34th Precinct’

Two cops accused of fudging Washington Heights man’s gun possession on search warrant, before grand jury | NY Daily News

Two cops accused of fudging Washington Heights man’s gun possession on search warrant, before grand jury | NY Daily News

BY Laura Dimon – Shayna Jacobs – Graham Rayman Two NYPD detectives — including one decorated by former Mayor Michael Bloomberg — were arrested Thursday on accusations they fabricated seeing a man with a gun in Washington Heights and repeated the lie on a search warrant and before a grand jury. Detectives Sasha Cordoba and […]


Uptown Today: Community Forum on Stop & Frisk

Uptown Today: Community Forum on Stop & Frisk

Northern Manhattan Coalition for Immigrant Rights (NMCIR) along with LatinoJustice PRLDEF will be conducting a community forum today, November 22nd, 2016 at 5:00 p.m.  This community forum, which is part of the joint remedial process ordered by the Federal Court in Floyd v. City of New York, will assess the application of stop and  frisk, […]


Man who killed Jose Martinez in 1986 Washington Heights shooting convicted of immigration fraud | NY Daily News

Man who killed Jose Martinez in 1986 Washington Heights shooting convicted of immigration fraud | NY Daily News

BY Shayna Jacobs The man who got away with murdering a Washington Heights father 30 years ago was convicted of immigration fraud in Miami on Wednesday. Admitted gunman Justo Santos had been accused of lying on his citizenship application — failing to disclose that he had been connected to the 1986 murder of Jose Martinez […]


Breaking Video: Cops May Have Hit Young Man On Bike In Washington Heights

Breaking Video: Cops May Have Hit Young Man On Bike In Washington Heights

A smartphone camera caught what appears to be the aftermath of the cops hitting a young man on a bike in Washington Heights. The video was posted to YouTube yesterday by July Beatz. The raw video captures a tense standoff between the cops and members of the community. It looks like this could be the […]


Another Police Officer Indicted After Video Proves He Lied | Slate

Another Police Officer Indicted After Video Proves He Lied | Slate

By Leon Neyfakh The past year provided plenty of video evidence that, far too often, police officers lie at the expense of civilians in order to protect themselves. The Walter Scott cellphone video out of North Charleston showed Michael Slager planting a Taser next to his victim’s body, with the apparent hope of substantiating a […]


Forgiving Mariela Camacho: The Review

Forgiving Mariela Camacho: The Review

BY Led Black (@Led_Black) Have you ever loved someone so deeply that it hurts to be apart from that person? For veteran NYPD detective Pete Gonzalvez that woman has always been Mariela Camacho. Ever since he first fell madly in love with her as a young man in the Dominican Republic, Mariela has occupied a […]


Uptown Tonight: The Led Black Book Club Ft. A.J. Sidransky

Uptown Tonight: The Led Black Book Club Ft. A.J. Sidransky

BY Led Black (@Led_Black) Tonight is the night folks. Please come out to Word Up Books (2113 Amsterdam Ave @ 165th) at 7 pm for a deep dive with local novelist A.J. Sidransky into his latest book, Forgiving Mariela Camacho. The book is an engrossing read that is partially set in Washington Heights. Seriously, you […]


Forgiving Mariela Camacho: 7 Questions With A.J. Sidransky

Forgiving Mariela Camacho: 7 Questions With A.J. Sidransky

BY Led Black (@Led_Black) Ok folks so this where the rubber meets the road. We have arrived at the place where it is imperative that we put all that Uptown Love we preach about into practice. Forgiving Mariela Camacho, the latest novel in the Forgiving series by local writer A.J. Sidransky is available, as of […]


A Kurchenko and Gonzalvez Mystery: A Glint of Metal

A Kurchenko and Gonzalvez Mystery: A Glint of Metal

BY A J Sidransky (@AJSidransky) Washington Heights, New York May 8, 2015 Pete slept with his cell phone on the night table, the sound off, the flasher on. He was no stranger to middle-of-the-night calls from the precinct. No cop was, that’s the cop life. “Gonzalvez,” he said, grabbing the phone and catapulting out of […]


Time Travel: Shared Streets, Crossed Paths and a Death | NY Times

Time Travel: Shared Streets, Crossed Paths and a Death | NY Times

By DAVID GONZALEZ with JANE FRITSCH Published: July 12, 1992 The only thing Jose (Kiko) Garcia and Officer Michael O’Keefe had in common was the sweltering, buzzing sidewalks of Washington Heights, a world where drug-fueled lawlessness too often seems to touch the lives of good and bad alike. Mr. Garcia, an illegal alien who came […]


EXCLUSIVE: Detective who killed Inwood man in 2011 used lethal force before | NY Daily News

EXCLUSIVE: Detective who killed Inwood man in 2011 used lethal force before | NY Daily News

BY Rocco Parascandola | NEW YORK DAILY NEWS NYPD Narcotics Detective James Connolly’s fatal 2011 shooting of Amarilis Collado’s husband was not the first time the city cop killed a man. Four years later, the grieving widow still wants to know why Connolly was working the street after a previous on-duty slaying. “I don’t understand […]


A Kurchenko and Gonzalvez Mystery: Mother Knows Best

A Kurchenko and Gonzalvez Mystery: Mother Knows Best

BY A J Sidransky (@AJSidransky) Tolya Kurchenko shifted his legs under his desk. His large, bulky frame made it difficult to sit in one position at the old desk for very long. He had little choice though as he and his partner, Pete Gonzalvez had started on the NYPD’s CATU, the new citywide anti-terror unit […]


Inwood Model Fighting for Justice in Father’s Killing, 28 Years Later | New York Observer

Inwood Model Fighting for Justice in Father’s Killing, 28 Years Later | New York Observer

By Jordyn Taylor Seated at a Irish cop bar in Washington Heights the other afternoon, Joselyn Martinez could use a glass of wine. She slowly rubbed her neck and shoulders, which were stiff and painful from stressing over her father’s case. The stress wasn’t for naught; despite her father’s alleged killer finally having been arrested […]


No Murder Trial for Man Charged in a 1986 Killing | NY Times

No Murder Trial for Man Charged in a 1986 Killing | NY Times

By JAMES C. McKINLEY Jr. A Miami man who admitted killing a restaurant owner in Upper Manhattan 28 years ago walked out of court a free man on Thursday, after a judge dismissed a murder charge against him because his right to a speedy trial had been violated. The judge, Justice Robert M. Stolz of […]


Googling Her Father’s Killer | Newsweek

Googling Her Father’s Killer | Newsweek

By Victoria Bekiempis Jose Martinez had a good life in the Dominican Republic. He taught children to swim at the Embajador, a Santo Domingo hotel popular among diplomats, and enjoyed the benefits of working for the rich and powerful. When Martinez decided to move to the U.S. in the late 1960s, his connections could have […]


Op-Led: Pain Is Compliance – NYPD’s Guiding Principle In The Hood

Op-Led: Pain Is Compliance – NYPD’s Guiding Principle In The Hood

BY Led Black (@Led_Black) It is just me or does it seem that the whole “Broken Windows” thing is just a fancy way of saying “Stop And Frisk”? The recent gang-like takedown by police, of an alleged drug dealer in Inwood that was caught on smartphone video, underscores the rank amateurism and selective enforcement of […]


NYPD Reviewing Police Beating of Alleged Inwood Drug Dealer, Officials Say | DNAinfo

NYPD Reviewing Police Beating of Alleged Inwood Drug Dealer, Officials Say | DNAinfo

By Lindsay Armstrong INWOOD — The videotaped arrest of an alleged drug dealer, showing several police officers beating the man with fists and batons, is now under internal review by the NYPD, authorities said. Police arrested Francisco Caminero, 23, on Sunday, Aug. 10, after officers said they saw him sell cocaine in front of 148 […]


Video: Cops Gone Wild – Police Beat Young Man Uptown

Video: Cops Gone Wild – Police Beat Young Man Uptown

BY Led Black (@Led_Black) The smartphone video, which has since been removed, captured the near melee that went down on Sunday, August 10th on Sherman Ave when police manhandled an alleged drug dealer in broad daylight and almost caused a riot. The police allege that Francisco Guzman, 23, had been observed taking part in a […]


At Unusual Hearing, Daughter Recounts 25-Year Quest to Catch Father’s Killer | NY Times

At Unusual Hearing, Daughter Recounts 25-Year Quest to Catch Father’s Killer | NY Times

By JAMES C. McKINLEY Jr. Thanksgivings were the worst. Every year, when the family gathered, Joselyn Martinez would be reminded of her father’s death, how he had been gunned down in Upper Manhattan in November 1986. Every year, she would redouble her online searches, scouring websites for information about the man the police had said […]


Time Travel Tuesdays: Life and Death in the Three-Four Precinct | NY Times

Time Travel Tuesdays: Life and Death in the Three-Four Precinct | NY Times

By RALPH BLUMENTHAL Published: April 16, 1990 Detective Sgt. Andrew Eanniello had spent the afternoon cruising the double-parked streets of Washington Heights, looking for a man and a woman suspected of robbing and killing two drug sellers. Back in the squad, he hung up his suit jacket, and the radio squawked to life: ”Man shot, […]


2nd Anniversary Vigil to Remember John Collado Goes Down Tomorrow

2nd Anniversary Vigil to Remember John Collado Goes Down Tomorrow

A Word From Da Urban Butterflies Da Urban Butterflies will join the Collado family-Saturday, September 7th in its 2nd Anniversary Vigil to Remember John. In our commitment to social justice and our work to end police brutality we are inviting our friends to be in solidarity with the Collado family in remembering the life of […]


Family and Friends Mark Anniversary of Inwood Man Killed by Police | DNAinfo

Family and Friends Mark Anniversary of Inwood Man Killed by Police | DNAinfo

By Sandra Garcia INWOOD — Friends and family gathered over the weekend to mark the one-year anniversary of an Inwood man who was shot and killed by an undercover police officer last September. John Collado, who was shot and killed by an undercover narcotics detective at his doorstep on Sept. 8, 2011, when his family […]


The Washington Heights Phoenix – From Riots to Renaissance

The Washington Heights Phoenix - From Riots to Renaissance

BY Led Black (@Led_Black) 20 years ago, this very month, Washington Heights went up in flames, anger and disgust. The Crack epidemic had changed the neighborhood for the worst and corrupted everything it touched. Washington Heights went from being a tough but working class neighborhood to an open-air drug market and a war zone almost […]


Inwood family seeks federal probe after cop skirts indictment | NY Daily News

Inwood family seeks federal probe after cop skirts indictment | NY Daily News

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