Posts Tagged ‘NYPD’

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 Tonight: NYPD Community Briefing on Vermilyea Avenue Takedown

Uptown Tonight: NYPD Community Briefing on Vermilyea Avenue Takedown

Last week, the NYPD conducted a mass raid on Vermilyea Avenue. The operation nabbed 32 young men allegedly involved in drug dealing in the area. Tonight, the NYPD will conduct a Community briefing on the Vermilyea Avenue takedown at the Good Shepherd Auditorium (620 Isham Street) at 6 pm. We invite you to subscribe to […]


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, […]


Harlem teen joins Community Board to tackle neighborhood issues | NY Daily News

Harlem teen joins Community Board to tackle neighborhood issues | NY Daily News

BY Kerry Burke, Ginger Adams Otis | NEW YORK DAILY NEWS A Harlem teen determined to change the world is tackling some of the city’s biggest challenges — one community board meeting at a time. Victoria Pannell, 16, stopped on her way into her inaugural session as a member of Community Board 10 on Wednesday […]


The NYPD is Running Stings Against Immigrant-Owned Shops, Then Pushing For Warrantless Searches | ProPublica

The NYPD is Running Stings Against Immigrant-Owned Shops, Then Pushing For Warrantless Searches | ProPublica

by Sarah Ryley for ProPublica and the New York Daily News An undercover NYPD officer entered the spotless Super Laundromat & Dry Cleaners in Inwood, a largely Dominican neighborhood at the northernmost tip of Manhattan. He made his rounds through the store, hawking what he said were stolen gadgets — an iPhone, iPad Mini and […]


NYPD takes fresh look at ’90s transgender murders in Harlem | NY Daily News

NYPD takes fresh look at ’90s transgender murders in Harlem | NY Daily News

BY Rocco Parascandola | DAILY NEWS POLICE BUREAU CHIEF Their murders were barely noticed, two transgendered women and a man who dressed as both sexes, slain within 13 months of each other in Harlem in the 1990s. Now, with the murder rate down 20% and heading for another record low — and with an activist […]


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 […]


Manhattan man claims false arrest might lead to 95-year-old grandmother’s eviction | NY Daily News

Manhattan man claims false arrest might lead to 95-year-old grandmother’s eviction | NY Daily News

BY Victoria Bekiempis | NEW YORK DAILY NEWS A Washington Heights man who was falsely arrested at his 95-year-old grandmother’s apartment had the charges against him dropped — but the bad arrest might lead to their eviction, a Manhattan Federal Court lawsuit says. Joseph Suazo was watching TV with a friend around 11:45 p.m. on […]


‘Feisty’ alligator caught at Manhattan intersection, police say | NY Daily News

'Feisty' alligator caught at Manhattan intersection, police say | NY Daily News

BY Lisa L. Colangelo , Kerry Burke , Joseph Stepansky , Leonard Greene | NEW YORK DAILY NEWS Cops cracked down Thursday on an unusual jaywalker — a 2-foot-long alligator. Officers saw the reptile getting ready to cross Ninth Ave. at W. 205th Street in Inwood with no apparent fear of traffic, or concern about […]


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 […]


NYPD Precincts Organize Funeral for Crossing Guard Who Served for 45 Years | DNAinfo

NYPD Precincts Organize Funeral for Crossing Guard Who Served for 45 Years | DNAinfo

By Lindsay Armstrong WASHINGTON HEIGHTS — Broadway and West 174th Street was Peggy Cain’s post and she took her job there seriously. She worked as a crossing guard at that corner for 45 years, ushering generations of school children across the street before she retired in 2014. “She felt like if she wasn’t there, the […]


Video: Copwatch Patrol Unit Films Undercover Cops Harassing 2 Young Girls Uptown

Video: Copwatch Patrol Unit Films Undercover Cops Harassing 2 Young Girls Uptown

BY Led Black (@Led_Black) Smartphones have changed the world. The ability to record events as they happen can mean the difference between life and death and crime and punishment. This past Thursday, May 14th, Michael Barber of the Copwatch Patrol Unit was on hand to capture 2 undercover cops behaving in a manner that was less […]


Washington Heights Little League honors fallen officers | NY Post

Washington Heights Little League honors fallen officers | NY Post

By Mike Vaccaro Maybe you have to be old enough to remember what Washington Heights was like in those years, when crack was rampant, when the dealers seemed to grow more bold and more brazen by the day. Maybe that best illustrates what happens in that neighborhood now, the small miracle that arrives every spring. […]


Mural Honors Inwood Man Shot and Killed by Police | DNAinfo

Mural Honors Inwood Man Shot and Killed by Police | DNAinfo

By Lindsay Armstrong INWOOD — Friends and family gathered last week at the site of a new street memorial created to honor an Inwood man shot and killed by police in 2011. John Collado would have celebrated his 47th birthday on March 25. But instead of a party, Collado’s family and friends held a vigil outside […]


How the NYPD is using social media to put Harlem teens behind bars | The Verge

How the NYPD is using social media to put Harlem teens behind bars | The Verge

By Ben Popper The Henry brothers, Asheem and Jelani, were born exactly one year apart to the day, in the warm Junes of 1991 and ‘92. “I always felt there was something special about that,” says their mother Alethia. “A little bit of magic.” The two grew up together in their mother’s small apartment on […]


Time Travel Tuesdays: Angered by Police Killing, a Neighborhood Erupts | NY Times

Time Travel Tuesdays: Angered by Police Killing, a Neighborhood Erupts | NY Times

By JAMES DAO Published: July 7, 1992 A neighborhood’s simmering anger over the fatal shooting of a Washington Heights man by a police officer boiled over last night as scores of people rampaged through a 40-square-block area. One man died in the violence and at least 15 people were reported injured, as people overturned cars, […]


Time Travel Tuesdays: Tension In Washington Heights – Events Don’t Surprise Dominican Residents | New York Times

Time Travel Tuesdays: Tension In Washington Heights - Events Don't Surprise Dominican Residents | New York Times

By DAVID GONZALEZ Published: July 8, 1992 “The glass is full and it has started to spill,” said Manuel Viera, citing a Dominican saying as he reflected on the anger and violence that have erupted in his community since Jose Garcia was shot to death by a plainclothes police officer on Friday night. “All this […]


NYPD will soon unveil bilingual Twitter account in Washington Heights precinct | NY Daily News

NYPD will soon unveil bilingual Twitter account in Washington Heights precinct | NY Daily News

BY Simone Weichselbaum | NEW YORK DAILY NEWS Twitter-loving Police Commissioner William Bratton has tapped a Washington Heights top cop to pound out what will be the NYPD’s first-ever bilingual tweets in Spanish. Deputy Inspector Fausto Pichardo, a 37-year-old Dominican immigrant who heads the 33rd Precinct, shared his plans for Twitter the old-fashioned way — […]


Arrest in ‘Baby Hope’ Cold Case | WSJ

Arrest in 'Baby Hope' Cold Case | WSJ

By PERVAIZ SHALLWANI And SARAH ARMAGHAN The cousin of a slain 4-year-old girl known only as Baby Hope was charged with murder after he allegedly confessed to smothering the child, a development investigators are heralding as the potential conclusion to a cold case that has haunted them for 22 years. Conrado Juarez, 52 years old, […]


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 […]


Q&A With Alan Ket: Art, Censorship and Murder

Q&A With Alan Ket: Art, Censorship and Murder

BY Led Black (@Led_Black) Q. When you created the mural, did you foresee such an uproar? A. Not at all. I did think it would create discussion but I never imagined the police becoming involved. Q. What was your initial reaction to the taking down of the mural? A. I was angry at the police for […]


NYPD Paints Over Inwood Mural Calling Cops “Murderers” | NBC New York

NYPD Paints Over Inwood Mural Calling Cops "Murderers" | NBC New York

Two NYPD officers painted over a mural in Inwood of the word “Murderers,” decorated with coffins and tombstones, in which one of the coffins was labeled “NYPD,” authorities said Wednesday. The owner of New Edition Cleaners, on Broadway, where the mural was painted, said she gave the graffiti artist, Alan Ket, permission to paint there, […]

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