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    NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) —  New York City Police Commissioner Dermot Shea has made it official — he’s retiring. Shea and Deputy Commissioner Benjamin Tucker have filed their retirement paperwork with the department. Their last day will be Dec. 31. The move was expected as a new mayoral administration will take over on Jan. 1. Incoming mayor Eric Adams has not said who will replace Commissioner Shea.
    Share this: NYPD Commissioner Dermot Shea and First Deputy Commissioner Ben Tucker have put in their retirement papers for the end of the year, multiple news sources reported on Thursday. Shea was appointed as police commissioner by outgoing Mayor Bill de Blasio in November 2019. Both have long records of service with the NYPD, with Tucker’s going back to 1969. While no further information was available on Tuesday, the resignation may be related to Mayor-elect Eric Adams’ statement that he planned to appoint a woman as police commissioner, which would be a first for the city.
    NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — An NYPD officer thought she had been called into the commissioner’s office to receive a special award. Instead, she got a surprise proposal. The officer, identified only as Shaundel, realized she has a ring in hand and then turned around to find her retired sergeant boyfriend, Harry, on one knee behind her. When you think you’re going to the PC’s office to receive an award, but you leave with a diamond ring ???? & calling your retired-sergeant-boyfriend — your “fiancée!” She said ????????????! Join us in congratulating Shaundel & Henry — we’re wishing them both the very best! pic.twitter.com/SnUAwtszvl — Commissioner Shea (@NYPDShea) November 10, 2021 During a long hug, Commissioner Dermot Shea said they were waiting for her answer, but Shaundel’s smile said it all. He later tweeted his congratulations to the happy couple.
    NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — NYPD Commissioner Dermot Shea did an about face Thursday on the causes of the city’s seemingly uncontrollable gun violence. While being grilled by lawmakers in Albany, Shea also had a tough time answering pointed questions from Assembly members representing the five boroughs, CBS2’s Marcia Kramer reported. It was probably a day Shea wished he’d stayed in bed, or at least not made the long trek to the state capital. Because in addition to switching his story on the cause of gun violence, he had a bout of, shall we say, selective amnesia about an embarrassing case where the NYPD pinned a crime on the wrong guy. “I certainly have a lot of confidence in the police in New York City,” said Assemblyman Jeffrey Dinowitz, who represents the Bronx. READ MORE: Law Enforcement Unions Say Bail Reform To Blame For Spike In Violent Crimes As City Focuses On NYPD Reform It started out OK, but tongues started wagging after Shea seemed to backtrack on his repeated insistence that state bail reform laws are a major reason why cops...
    NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — This weekend is full of events to strengthen outreach between police and communities. Saturday, NYPD Commissioner Dermot Shea joined civil rights leader Rev. Markel Hutchins in East Flatbush, Brooklyn, for a peace and unity walk. READ MORE: Massive Fire Tears Through Bronx Apartment Buildings; No One Hurt After Neighbors Called 911, Rushed To Get People OutIt’s part of the National Faith and Blue Weekend, designed to build respect, understanding and common ground between law enforcement and neighborhoods. READ MORE: Passenger Detained After Republic Airways Flight Makes Emergency Landing At LaGuardia Airport“The way we get past what we’re seeing right now, particularly with the gun violence, is everyone working together,” Shea said. “This is the kind of reformation that our communities need to decrease the tensions, to decrease the violence and increase the public safety,” Hutchins said. MORE NEWS: Lawmakers Push Default Threat Into DecemberOther events this weekend include town halls, picnics, athletic events and vigils.
    NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — A daring rescue in the East River was caught on camera. NYPD body cameras captured the save. When a teen accidentally fell off a water-front railing & into the East River — it was @NYPD1Pct cops who responded. They jumped into action, tossing the struggling 17 y/o a life ring & pulling him from the water to safety. Your NYPD at work⤵️ #Finest pic.twitter.com/TVkukjLggm — Commissioner Shea (@NYPDShea) October 1, 2021 Officers used a life ring to pull a 17-year-old boy from the water after he accidentally fell from a railing. The images were shared on Twitter by Commissioner Dermot Shea.
    NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — NYPD Commissioner Dermot Shea is calling it a crisis – teenagers gunned down on city streets. Just this week, three 16-year-old were shot and killed in separate incidents, CBS2’s Andrea Grymes reported Thursday. READ MORE: New York Lawmakers Call On Gov. Hochul To Release More Rikers Island DetaineesPolice said Cahlil Pennington was shot and killed in East New York, Brooklyn around 1:30 p.m. Tuesday. That shooting is being investigated as gang-related. The next night, in Bedford-Stuyvesant, cops say Jaden Turnage died from a gunshot to his chest. That shooting is being investigated as possibly gang-related. Just a few hours earlier, Nisayah Sanchez was shot and killed in the Belmont section of the Bronx. The three boys died in three unrelated shootings this week. “It don’t make sense that our young kids is dying unnecessarily,” one person said. Sanchez was killed just steps away from where a 13-year-old boy was shot and killed in June. Investigators believe this latest shooting is possibly gang-related, adding the victim never should’ve been out on the streets to begin with. READ...
    NYPD Commissioner Dermot Shea sent a video message to his officers urging them to get the Covid-19 vaccine after eight unvaccinated members of the department were hospitalized, and a significant percentage had yet to get the shot. “The commissioner said all were perfectly healthy and are now fighting for their lives and he’s now delivering a desperate plea to all serving on the NYPD to get vaccinated,” reported CNN Newsroom host Pamela Brown, noting that one of the hospitalized officers was just 23 years old. Alison Kosik told Brown that there “seems to be a lot of vaccine hesitancy” among the department’s officers, and that Shea’s two minute video was sent as an internal message. Sixty-two percent of the NYPD have received at least one dose of the vaccine, said Kosik, but that meant that more than a third remained unvaccinated. In the video, Shea told the officers that he was speaking to them because he had been having to speak to their family members and partners “when it’s too late, when you’re in the hospital or you’re driving to the...
    Share this: New York State Attorney General Letitia James and NYPD Commissioner Dermot Shea on Tuesday announced charges against 10 alleged members of an auto theft and distribution operation, accusing them of the theft and/or criminal possession of 45 vehicles during a six-month period as well as their roles related to the theft and resale of more than 225 throughout New York City and Westchester.  The investigation — dubbed “Operation Master Key” due to the ability of the theft crews to create keys to gain access to vehicles — revealed auto theft crew members Norberto Pena Brito, Jose Lebron Pimentel, Edwin Hidalgo Estevez, Dariberto Fernandez Perez and Hector Rivera were responsible for locating, stealing, altering, and reselling stolen vehicles throughout New York City and Westchester, according to the New York State Attorney General’s Office. From April 2020 to October 2020 — during the months the state was shut down due to the pandemic and New Yorkers stayed at home and parked their cars for days at a time — this crew allegedly scoped out and targeted cars to steal, obtained key code information...
    NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — New York City Police Commissioner Dermot Shea is speaking out about the crises at Rikers Island, which includes staffing shortages. He says the department is working to assist with resources there. “We got a request to alleviate some of the pressure, if you will, on the Rikers staffing … We have a discussion going on right now how to free up resources. As you can imagine, it’s a challenging time right now. We’re already down thousands of officers from our peak, but we will answer the call, as we always do,” Shea said. Earlier this week, Mayor Bill de Blasio unveiled reforms at Rikers, which include reopening once-shuttered areas to ease overcrowding and fixing infrastructure problems like broken cell doors.
    New York's newly-appointed governor must do more to reform the state's disastrous  crime laws, says New York Police Department commissioner Dermot Shea. 'Common sense is what we need,' Shea told NY1 on Tuesday. 'Reforms are good, but let's do reforms that are calibrated in such a way with the input of law enforcement. We all work for the same person: the public. These laws over the last couple of years have been a disaster.' Shea made the comments after an innocent bystander was wounded Monday during a 5:42 p.m. shooting near West 31 Street and Seventh Avenue. Police said the gunman meant to strike a man inside Penn Station who he'd been arguing with over food. 'This city is built on public safety,' Shea said. 'We're probably about two years into this soft-on-criminals experiment… Show me a New Yorker that thinks this experiment has worked. 'It's been a disaster. By any definition, it's been a disaster.' NYPD Commissioner Dermot Shea says recent criminal reforms have been 'a disaster' Officials are calling on newly-appointed New York Gov. Kathy Hochul...
    (CNN)New York Police Commissioner Dermot Shea sent a message to members of the NYPD on Friday imploring them to get vaccinated after three members of the department died from Covid-19 in a single week."Yet another member of our family lost their battle with Covid, Police Officer Sony Clerge of the Transit Bureau," Shea said in a video recording obtained by CNN. "That's the third member of our family just this week to fall to Covid." Since the pandemic began, 60 NYPD employees have died from Covid-19, Shea said. He also said that in the last few weeks, the police force has seen a jump from about 3 percent of the police force calling in sick to about 5 percent of the force calling in sick. He said that as the weather changes he expects this percentage to increase."Do everything you can at this time to make sure that you are protected. Get vaccinated," the commissioner said.Shea posted on Twitter last week about each of the three NYPD members who died of Covid: Officer Sony Clerge, who had served with the...
    NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — The NYPD has lost another member of its family due to COVID-19. Det. Shantay Neal-Baker died Saturday morning after serving New York City for 20 years. READ MORE: Delta Variant Spread Has Some Questioning Safety Of Even Outdoor Events In an internal memo to the department obtained by CBS2, Commissioner Dermot Shea said Neal-Baker started as a communications technician, then later became an officer in the 73rd and 90th precincts. We’re saddened to announce that today we lost another member of our NYPD family: Detective Shantay Neal-Baker, who faithfully served the people of NYC for 20 years, has lost her battle with #COVID19. Our hearts go out to her friends & family — and we vow to #NeverForget Shantay. pic.twitter.com/CArlfLe3cy READ MORE: Will COVID Uptick Shut Down High School Sports Again? — Commissioner Shea (@NYPDShea) August 14, 2021 She was most recently working in the risk mitigation division. MORE NEWS: FDA Authorizes COVID Vaccine Booster Shot For Immunocompromised People Shea says her dedication will never be forgotten.
    NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Gun violence continues to surge in New York City. On Monday alone, seven people were shot in three shootings citywide. READ MORE: Police: Resident Rams Car Into Homeless Hotel In The Bronx, Leaving 4 Injured The Bronx is seeing a growing number of gang-related crimes involving teenagers. Over the weekend, two teens were killed within a mile of each other. READ MORE: Caught On Video: Man Burned With Unknown Liquid In Random Attack In Midtown Police Commissioner Dermot Shea addressed the tragic trend in an interview Tuesday. “You have a 16-year-old kid arrested three times in 90 days with guns,” he said. “Why would this kid be put back onto the street over and over and over without meaningful help? So is it COVID? Is it incompetence? What is the plan here? Where is the mentorship?” MORE NEWS: Breaking The Stigma: Cindy Hsu To Share Her Most Personal Story With Dana Tyler Tonight Local organizations have been trying to do their part to help. Rehabilitated gang members work with people from similar backgrounds to try and...
    New York City Police announced Saturday that $54,000 worth of illegal fireworks have been seized in recent weeks, ahead of the Fourth of July holiday. The fireworks were collected in three NYPD Intelligence Bureau operations conducted in June and early July, involving multiple city offices and the NYC Fireworks Task Force, which includes the New York State Police, New Jersey State Police and the Port Authority Police. Investigators made 22 fireworks-related arrests and seized six illegal firearms. Nearly half of those arrested live in Brooklyn, including two individuals with 42 and 33 prior arrests, respectively.
    NYPD leaders have promised to put more boots on the ground in New York City amid a devastating crime surge that's seen shootings spike by 64 percent.    NYPD Commissioner Dermot Shea and Chief of Department Rodney Harrison appeared alongside Mayor Bill De Blasio at a press briefing on Wednesday to offer their solutions to stem the tide of violence in the city a day after former NYPD commissioner Bill Bratton warned that New Yorkers are in for a 'very long, dangerous summer'.  Addressing the mayoral briefing for the first time since mid-March, Shea stressed the NYPD's goal of cracking down on 'thousands' of fraudulent license plates that he said were at the root of many recent crimes - including the rise in shootings. It came after the NYPD released a string of videos of recent shootings and asked for the public's help in tracking down the suspected gunmen.    According to NYPD data, there have been 634 shooting incidents and 721 victims over the past year to date, spiking 64 percent and 61 percent, respectively, from the 386 incidents and 447 victims...
    More On: nypd Lawsuit portrays a culture of rape, sodomy and sexual harassment at the NYPD Step up for the cops, says ex-NYPD brass Joanne Jaffe Letters to the Editor — June 16, 2021 Man busted for masturbating in broad daylight in Times Square NYPD Commissioner Dermot Shea on Wednesday finally made an appearance at a mayoral press conference — the first time since March 12 — as Mayor Bill de Blasio has struggled to offer new solutions to the Big Apple’s surge in shootings and other violent crimes. Shea was there to speak about a crackdown on fake license plates, which NYPD brass linked to other more serious crimes. It is the first time he’s been available to field questions on crime from City Hall reporters in months. His previous absence came as the city has suffered through an alarming increase in gunplay. The police commissioner took off-topic questions from police reporters on March 31, when police spoke about a harrowing broad daylight beating of an Asian woman, but has been notably absent from the mayor’s...
    More On: dermot shea Duck and cover: NYPD boss a no-show as de Blasio hammered over shooting surge Dermot Shea says NYPD did ‘phenomenal job’ during George Floyd protests NYC needs a new war on guns Rookie mistake? NYPD commish banking on newbies to stop surge in gun violence Police Commissioner Dermot Shea on Wednesday admitted he wasn’t invited to Mayor Bill de Blasio’s press conference on crime-fighting a day earlier amid soaring violence in the city. Shea, though, insisted the “appropriate” officials — including his top aide Deputy Commissioner John Miller — were there to announce with de Blasio a so-called “new” partnernship with the feds to get more guns off the streets. “Were you invited to that press conference yesterday?” NY1 anchor Pat Kiernan asked Shea during a morning appearance. “John Miller is complaining that he doesn’t get enough camera time — that’s what this is all about,” Shea quipped before replying, “I was not. That was the appropriate people to be there.” He added, “You know, as I said, Pat, if I’m hiding, I’m doing...
    NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — A powerful moment brought police and an Upper West Side community together Wednesday. Police Commissioner Dermot Shea joined community leaders, along with kids and adults of all ages, at the Douglas Houses for the “Power of Play” event. READ MORE: MTA Says Hackers Breached Its Systems In April But No Threat Was Posed To Public It’s a joint initiative to renovate and reopen more than 100 basketball courts and soccer fields in all five boroughs. This was the first one. READ MORE: NYC Mayoral Race: 8 Main Democratic Contenders Engage In Slash-And-Burn Debate “What you should know is this is a partnership. This is a partnership between federal partners, state and local partners, most of all our community,” Shea said. “We are here for you.” Along with the brand new courts, truckloads of free sports equipment were dropped off. MORE NEWS: Some Primary Care Physicians Ask Why They Still Cant Offer COVID Vaccine To Patients The goal of the program is to promote outdoor activity for kids after a tough year spent mainly indoors.
    NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — NYPD Commissioner Dermot Shea was grilled Tuesday in a City Council budget hearing. They clashed on several issues, including overtime spending and last year’s George Floyd protests. READ MORE: Harlem Subway Push Victim Randall Weaver Describes Scary Ordeal, Theres A Lot Of Loonies Out Here Now As CBS2’s Andrea Grymes reports, one councilman went head-to-head with the commissioner. “I don’t feel safe oftentimes around police officers,” Queens Councilman Daniel Dromm said. Dromm did not mince words, quickly challenging Shea. The fireworks started almost immediately in the City Council hearing on the NYPD‘s proposed budget. A big point of contention is the department’s overtime budget, which it has already surpassed for this year. Dromm suggested not using as many officers to patrol protests. “You agreed to the budget. You blew it. Are you going to blow it again?” he said. “Let me just say, councilmember, if my officers spoke to the public this way, I would fire them. I think it’s completely disrespectful,” Shea said. READ MORE: Israel To Ramp Up Deadly Assault On Gaza As Rockets...
    NYPD Commissioner Dermot Shea on Friday fired back at Gov. Andrew Cuomo over his concerns about subway crime — snipping, "I stopped listening a long time ago."  The top cop, appearing on FOX 5’s "Good Day New York," was peppered with questions about recent violence on the rails in light of the unprovoked attack on Gerard Sykes, an off-duty MTA conductor, on a J train at Crescent Street on Wednesday night.  Two days earlier, Cuomo had pointed the finger at his political foe and Shea’s boss, Big Apple Mayor Bill de Blasio, for turning the subways into a rolling homeless shelter, claiming the situation was worse than even during the "dangerous" 1970s. Cuomo also said this past week, "I’m not telling my child to ride the subway, because I’m afraid for my child." CUOMO URGED TO MAKE NEW YORK HOUSES OF WORSHIP 'ESSENTIAL' TO ADMINSTER VACCINES TV-show host Rosanna Scotto brought up Cuomo’s concerns as she interviewed Shea.  "What happens when we listen to the governor, you know?" she said. "The governor’s saying he thinks it’s scary to ride the subway, he doesn’t think his children should ride...
    GREENLAWN, Suffolk County (WABC) -- A funeral was held Tuesday morning in Greenlawn, Suffolk County for NYPD Officer Anastasios Tsakos, who was struck and killed in the line of duty last week in Queens.Mourners sang and prayed over the officer's open casket inside Saint Paraskevi Greek Orthodox Church as the service got underway.Outside, police officers and the community gathered in a show of support for Tsakos and his wife Irene and their two small children.The family moved to East Northport less than a year ago.This was the second day of services honoring the fallen officer, following a wake on Monday that lasted for several hours and drew thousands of mourners.Just 180 people were permitted to attend the funeral inside in the church, due to COVID restrictions.NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio and NYPD Police Commissioner Dermot Shea addressed the mourners."It does not make sense how someone could live his life right in every way and be taken from us so horribly," de Blasio told those gathered "But his heroism uplifts us."Officer Tsakos was then posthumously promoted to detective first grade by...
    (CNN)An assault that left a 61-year-old Asian man in critical but stable condition Friday night is being investigated by New York police as a possible hate crime.The man was approached from behind on an East Harlem corner about 8:20 p.m., struck in the back and, after falling to the ground, kicked in the head multiple times, according to the NYPD. The attack comes amid a surge in hate crimes against Asian Americans that prompted the NYPD to deploy undercover Asian officers on the streets in an attempt to stem the violence. The attacker got away, police said. The victim was transported with significant injuries to a hospital in Harlem. New York Police Commissioner Dermot Shea on Saturday tweeted a video of the assault and photo of the suspect. Read MoreNYC: help your @NYPDDetectives find the person responsible for this brutal attack ⤵️ ☎️800-577-TIPS https://t.co/UKd4V2K0sE— Commissioner Shea (@NYPDShea) April 24, 2021 The Senate voted 92-6 to advance a bill Wednesday that would assign a Justice Department official to expedite reviews of potential Covid-19-related hate crimes and establish an online database. The...
    NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – There’s a big push from the NYPD to recruit new police officers. Enrollment opens Wednesday to sign up for the test in June. READ MORE: New York City Council Taking On Mental Health Deserts In Communities Of Color In this time of anti-police sentiment, officials admit they have their work cut out for them. As CBS2’s Andrea Grymes report, a diverse chorus of officers have one message in a new recruitment video: “Join the NYPD.” Be the Change YOU want to see in the NYPD. Registration begins on April 7th, 2021 and runs through April 27th, 2021. Dont miss it! Visit https://t.co/7TTo1GUt5p for more info. Become a part of the greatest police department in the world!pic.twitter.com/CAxO7v7jbP — Commissioner Shea (@NYPDShea) April 6, 2021 The video is just one way the NYPD is getting the word out. “Be the change. Change a life. Save a life. Live a life of meaning,” the NYPD’s John Miller says in the video. The NYPD is urging New Yorkers to “be the change” they want to see in the department...
    NYPD Commissioner Dermot Shea’s son is becoming a cop like his dad — joining New York’s Finest at a time when many officers are bailing out. Richard Shea, 21, was one of 900 recruits appointed Nov. 2 to start six months of training in the city’s Police Academy, officials confirmed. The city added another class of 592 on Dec. 29. “Richie” Shea began his law-enforcement career as a summer college intern in the NYPD in 2018. He represents the second generation in a prominent police family. His father and James Shea, the commissioner’s older brother by seven years, both graduated from the academy in 1991. After more than 20 years in the NYPD, James Shea now serves as Jersey City’s public safety director. Richard Shea is not the first chief’s kid to follow in his father’s footsteps, but he’s joining the NYPD in the wake of the George Floyd killing and other high-profile brutality cases — a time fraught with anti-cop fervor fueled by social media. “There are people who hate cops who have never dealt with cops,” said Joseph Giacalone, a retired...
    Top cop Dermot Shea said NYPD officials “don’t take too many things more seriously” than the random shoving of a Bronx woman onto elevated subway tracks this week — describing the investigation as a “full court press.” Rosa Galeas, 54, told The Post she was on her way to work around 7:50 a.m. Tuesday when a stranger unexpectedly came up behind her at the 174th Street and Southern Boulevard station. She said the woman pushed her once, but she kept her balance. But the suspect shoved her a second time, sending her onto the elevated tracks, she said. Galeas luckily made it back up the platform before the next train pulled into the station, with the help of a good Samaritan. “Let me just say…. we don’t take too many things more seriously than this, in terms of an innocent woman going to work, coming home, and having to go through that,” the commissioner told NY1 Wednesday morning. “It’s a full court press here. You know the public demands, and they deserve an arrest on this case to put them...
    NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — The NYPD is investigating one of its officer for wearing a pro-Trump patch while in uniform. Social media users have been circulating images of the unidentified officer wearing the political patch while patrolling at a demonstration. Police Commissioner Dermot Shea tweeted Saturday saying the officer has already been disciplined at the department investigates. Members of the NYPD must remain apolitical — it’s essential to public trust & officers’ ability to perform their jobs. https://t.co/zsTskDO10Z — Commissioner Shea (@NYPDShea) February 6, 2021 Shea says all officers “must remain apolitical” while on the job. MORE FROM CBS NEW YORK Weather Timeline: Winter Storm Could Bring Up To 8 Inches Of Snow Sunday Sources: Victim Of Queens Home Invasion Likely Targeted For Showing Money On Social Media Man Who Made Big Bucks Off GameStop Stock Sends Nintendo Switches To Children’s Hospital
    TIMES SQUARE, Manhattan (WABC) -- A YouTuber has been arrested after being accused of faking a medical emergency in Times Square.Zeeshan Saroya, 30, of Queens, who goes by Prince Zee on YouTube is facing several charges. The YouTuber who faked a medical emergency in @TimesSquareNYC to gain followers also gained a criminal record, as he’s now been arrested & charged with the dangerous stunt that took NYC first responders away from other NYers in actual distress. pic.twitter.com/OdtkjC1dbu— Commissioner Shea (@NYPDShea) January 29, 2021Pictures show the YouTuber slumped behind the wheel of a car and later on the ground surrounded by officers in what Police Commissioner Dermot Shea called a "dangerous stunt."The incident happened back on January 10th at Broadway and West 46th Street.He's charged with obstructing governmental administration, false reporting of an incident, criminal nuisance, and disorderly conduct.Some of his more popular YouTube videos are titled "Lighting a Baby on Fire" and "pooping in an adult diaper around NYC."ALSO READ: Woman hit in head with rock during robbery at Manhattan ice cream shop----------* Get Eyewitness News Delivered * More Manhattan...
    NEW YORK (WABC) -- Mayor Bill de Blasio announced that beginning this year, communities will have a direct role in selecting their NYPD precinct commanders.The department will provide the local police precinct councils three to five candidates that they will review.The council will then provide feedback to the commissioner and the commissioner will make the final decision.The local police precinct councils will also complete annual evaluations of commanding officers' performances."I think we've already seen some positive things come out of this reform process," Police Commissioner Dermot Shea said. "It helps build trust both ways."Shea had served as a precinct commander at two NYPD precincts in the Bronx."You are like a miniature mayor of that command, the bonds to this day still exist," Shea said.----------* Get Eyewitness News Delivered * More New York City news* Send us a news tip* Download the abc7NY app for breaking news alerts * Follow us on YouTube
    NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — One day after an NYPD officer was shot in the line of duty, Police Commissioner Dermot Shea delivered the annual State of the NYPD address. The commissioner highlighted efforts to stem rising gun violence in New York City, saying officers made more than 400 gun arrests so far this year. Shea says that’s a 75% increase in the number of arrests compared to last year. WATCH: Annual ‘State Of The NYPD’ Address — The commissioner says in 2020, the number of shootings in the city nearly doubled. “I think more people need to start asking this: what the heck is going on with the firearms in New York City this year? What has changed? One thing I know is that the cops are always out there courageously doing their jobs,” Shea said. The commissioner said a “snowballing set of circumstances” is driving the spike in shootings, including the illegal flow of firearms, the pandemic and recent bail reforms. MORE FROM CBS NEW YORK COVID Vaccine: Biden Administration To Send 17,000 Doses Each Week To...
    More On: dermot shea NYPD commissioner cancels radio appearances after COVID diagnosis NYPD commish tests positive for COVID-19 Why won’t NYC keep violent suspects behind bars? Witnesses afraid to come forward in baby’s stray-bullet death, NYPD commish says NYPD Commissioner Dermot Shea slammed the protesters who clashed with cops Monday night as the “antithesis” of Martin Luther King Jr. — and vowed that they would be “held accountable.” Hundreds of protesters initially met outside the Barclays Center and marched across the Brooklyn Bridge in a demonstration honoring the civil rights activist. But the city’s top cop told NY1 Tuesday morning that their actions didn’t reflect that cause. “On such a day that we’re honoring Martin Luther King, [we have] demonstrations that consist of violence, throwing bottles, breaking property, calling for the death of officers [and] to burn the city down,” Shea said. “I really can’t think of anything that is more [the] antithesis of what Martin Luther King stood for. I think it’s a disgrace. And it’s time that everyone calls this out.” Twenty-nine people were arrested at the...
    NYPD Commissioner Dermot Shea canceled two radio appearances Tuesday morning, days after he tested positive for COVID-19. The top cop was slated for two interviews, one on 1010 WINS at 7:45 a.m. and the other on WCBS at 8:15 a.m. Both were called off, authorities said. “His voice was sore,” a police official told The Post. A police source clarified that Shea’s throat was sore from talking too much. Shea did appear on NY1 Monday morning, describing his symptoms, including “the chills, the aches,” as similar to a “bad flu.” “The breathing is the one that you’ve got to be careful with,” Shea said. “I’m listening to the doctors, taking it easy, recovering at home and looking forward to getting back to work soon.” The deadly bug has sickened thousands of officers and led to the death of 46 uniformed cops and civilians members of the force. Shea’s diagnosis was announced on Friday.
    More On: dermot shea NYPD commish tests positive for COVID-19 Why won’t NYC keep violent suspects behind bars? Witnesses afraid to come forward in baby’s stray-bullet death, NYPD commish says Shea details why gun crime is soaring — and what help NYPD needs NYPD Commissioner Dermot Shea canceled two radio appearances Tuesday morning, days after he tested positive for COVID-19. The top cop was slated for two interviews, one on 1010 WINS at 7:45 a.m. and the other on WCBS at 8:15 a.m. Both were called off, authorities said. “His voice was sore,” a police official told The Post. A police source clarified that Shea’s throat was sore from talking too much. Shea did appear on NY1 Monday morning, describing his symptoms, including “the chills, the aches,” as similar to a “bad flu.” “The breathing is the one that you’ve got to be careful with,” Shea said. “I’m listening to the doctors, taking it easy, recovering at home and looking forward to getting back to work soon.” The deadly bug has sickened thousands of officers and led to the...
    New York City’s police commissioner has tested positive for the coronavirus, the department’s top spokesperson said Friday. Commissioner Dermot Shea is feeling well and running the department remotely from home, said Richard Esposito, the NYPD’s deputy commissioner for public information. He has remained in regular contact with the department’s senior staff, Esposito said. Shea, 51, is among thousands of NYPD personnel to test positive for the coronavirus since the pandemic hit New York in March. Six detectives, a police officer and 40 civilian employees have died of the virus.
    New York City Police Commissioner Dermot Shea has tested positive for COVID-19, a spokesperson for the NYPD told Fox News on Friday.  Deputy Commissioner Richard Esposito said Shea is "doing well" and "staying home and he is running the police department remotely." NYC MAYOR BILL DE BLASIO DEFENDS NYPD VACCINATION PLANS AMID DISPUTE WITH CUOMO The police force said 463 employees tested positive for the virus this month. The news comes days after Mayor Bill de Blasio announced that members of law enforcement have been greenlighted to receive their first shot of the COVID-19 vaccination, despite conflicts with Gov. Andrew Cuomo, who hadn't yet approved the measure under state guidelines.  The NYPD faced a tough year in 2020, as sweeping cuts were made to the department's workforce despite an uptick in crime that crescendoed at 447 murders recorded as of Tuesday, a 41% increase over last year and the largest number since 2011. The number of people shot has more than doubled last year’s total, nearing a 14-year high. NEW YORK CITY SHOOTINGS, HOMICIDES SOARED IN 2020, CRIME DATA SHOWS New York City, struck hard by the coronavirus, which ravished...
    New York City Police Commissioner Dermot Shea has tested positive for coronavirus, a senior law enforcement official told The Post. “He is doing well. He is home. He is running the department remotely. He is in regular contact with senior staff,” the official said.
    NEW YORK CITY (WABC) -- NYPD Commissioner Dermot Shea has tested positive for the coronavirus."He's in touch with his executive staff. He's at home and he is running the department remotely," NYPD spokesman Rich Esposito told ABC News."He's in touch with his executive staff. He's at home and he is running the department remotely."Esposito said the commissioner regularly attends any number of functions and is in close contact with people all the time."He takes extensive precautions but the COVID rate is increasing in the city," he said.463 members have tested positive for coronavirus this month and the NYPD is monitoring closely.ALSO READ: Gov. Cuomo: New COVID variant found in man who works at NY jewelry storeEMBED More News Videos Jim Dolan has more on the first reported case of the highly contagious COVID variant in New York and what the state is doing to ramp up vaccinations. ----------* Get Eyewitness News Delivered * More New York City news* Send us a news tip* Download the abc7NY app for breaking news alerts * Follow us on YouTube Submit a News Tip...
    NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – Police Commissioner Dermot Shea has tested positive for COVID-19. It wasn’t immediately clear when Shea tested positive. He is working from home. The NYPD is also testing staff that works around him. CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC Ask CBS2’s Dr. Max Your Vaccine Questions COVID Vaccine FAQ From CDC Find A New York City Testing Site Near You Check NYC Testing Wait Times Explanation Of N.Y.’s Yellow, Orange, Red Zones (.pdf) Resources: Help With Unemployment, Hunger, Mental Health & More Remote Learning Tools For Students And Parents At Home Complete Coronavirus Coverage Check back soon for more information. 
    NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — There was a rousing sendoff on the final day on the job for the NYPD‘s most senior member. Deputy Chief Charles Scholl walked out of the 60th Precinct in Coney Island on Thursday. He is retiring after 41 years with the force, almost all of that time in Brooklyn. Today, as we get ready to say goodbye to 2020, @NYPDBklynSouth Chief Charles Scholl also says goodbye as he retires after more than 4 decades of service. In that time, he’s done more for the people of Brooklyn & NYC than we will ever know. Congrats “Chucky!” pic.twitter.com/XFR6keBJJT — Commissioner Shea (@NYPDShea) December 31, 2020 Among his many assignments, Scholl was the commanding officer of two precincts. Commissioner Dermot Shea says Scholl has “done more for the people of Brooklyn and New York City than we will ever know.” MORE FROM CBS NEW YORK New York, New Jersey Raising Minimum Wage In New Year Disturbing Video: 92-Year-Old Woman Plowed Down Crossing Bronx Street, Driver Keeps Going Pack Of Bicyclists Now Sought In Pair Of Attacks...
    NEW YORK (WABC) -- Dermot Shea may have the toughest job in New York."No one could have predicted this year, with the pandemic, and then the murder of George Floyd," Shea said.When he was sworn in as the city's 44th Police Commissioner, the economy was strong, crime was at an all-time low and tensions between the police and the city's minority communities were cooling off.But the pandemic changed everything. The death of George Floyd sent tens of thousands into the streets. There were clashes with police, there was looting in the city for the first time in 50 years and violent crime skyrocketed."No one in this department is happy about what's happened this year with the doubling of violent crime and, you know, everything else that has resulted from this year," Shea said. "But we're going to get it back, we are."In an Eyewitness News interview, Shea admitted the NYPD needs to retool.During the interview, Shea promised to push crime down for a safer New York City in 2021."I just wonder how you're going to do it because the city...
    It was nothing short of a Christmas miracle. The police officer who was shot in the back while responding to a domestic dispute in Brooklyn Thursday night was saved by his bulletproof vest. Police Commissioner Dermot Shea held up the vest in front of the media at Kings County Hospital to show exactly where the 27-year-old cop from the 77th Precinct was struck. “Our officer is struck once in the back where it penetrates the vest . . . and does not penetrate the skin,” Shea explained. “He is in a little pain, but he is in extremely good spirits and we anticipate that he will be going home shortly.” The officer arrived at a home in Crown Heights on a call of a dispute when the suspect, identified as 20-year-old William Moss by sources, shot him before fleeing the scene, police said. Cops chased the perp for several blocks and fired at least seven shots before taking him into custody, according to police. Police have not announced charges. “As the clock turns...
    More On: shootings NYPD cop shot in Brooklyn saved by bulletproof vest Texas woman allegedly killed by abusive boyfriend in murder-suicide Man fatally shot pal in unprovoked attack at gun range: cops Cop shot unarmed black man within 10 seconds of encounter, bodycam video shows It was nothing short of a Christmas miracle. The police officer who was shot in the back while responding to a domestic dispute in Brooklyn Thursday night was saved by his bulletproof vest. Police Commissioner Dermot Shea held up the vest in front of the media at Kings County Hospital to show exactly where the 27-year-old cop from the 77th Precinct was struck. “Our officer is struck once in the back where it penetrates the vest . . . and does not penetrate the skin,” Shea explained. “He is in a little pain, but he is in extremely good spirits and we anticipate that he will be going home shortly.” The officer arrived at a home in Crown Heights on a call of a dispute when the suspect, identified as...
    NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — It has been a year like no other for the nation’s largest police department, and its 44th commissioner, Dermot Shea. New York City’s top cop sat down for a one-on-one interview with CBS2’s Ali Bauman on Wednesday to discuss everything that has happened. “I think people will be talking about this period of time for a long time,” Shea said. There has been a pandemic, a rise in violent crime, and, of course, the massive weeks-long protests across the city following George Floyd‘s death while in Minneapolis police custody back in May. “I don’t think we were fully prepared for what we saw in May, the speed of it and the intensity of the immediate violence,” Shea said. NYPD Commissioner Dermot Shea (Photo: CBS2) Last week, the Department of Investigation released a 111-page report on the NYPD‘s response to the demonstrations, finding the department was not prepared and use of excessive force heightened tensions. “I also covered the protests daily for weeks during the spring and summer and the report was pretty damning. How could the...
    NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Top city officials are now responding to a new Department of Investigation report on how the NYPD handled protests following the death of George Floyd. The report found the NYPD was not prepared to deal with the protests and that excessive force helped ramp up the tension in the streets. “I think it was trying to capture a moment in time in May and June. I don’t think it did a bad job. It pointed out some things that we could look at internally here, PD. I’ve said a couple times, do I agree with every notion of it? No,” Police Commissioner Dermot Shea said Tuesday. MORE: NYPD Excessive Force Heightened Tensions During Protests Over George Floyd’s Death, DOI Report Finds “It is clear that tactics were used that should not have been used. They will not be used again. There should not be kettling. There should not be encirclement. As someone who has been in protests many a time, as a protester, every peaceful protester deserves the opportunity, if they want to leave the protest...
    Police Commissioner Dermot Shea knows what he wants under his tree this Christmas: for New York to "get serious about guns." He’s not the only one with that wish. In a meeting Thursday with The Post’s Editorial Board, Shea pleaded for a tougher approach to getting illegal guns off the streets, whether through tweaks to current law or by bolstering the way the laws are carried out by prosecutors, judges, parole officers and the entire criminal-justice system. NYPD BRINGING ON 900 NEW OFFICERS OVER NEXT 2 MONTHS AFTER BUDGET CUTS, HIGH RETIREMENT NUMBERS "I’ll ask for one thing under the Christmas tree," says Shea. "We need to get serious about guns." The NYPD devotes "much" of its resources toward that, but "we need help." You bet they do: Violent crime is through the roof, with shootings running at twice last year’s rate and murders up almost 40 percent. Car thefts and burglaries are spiking, too. The biggest problem? "Gang members with guns," says Shea, usually between the ages of 14 and 30. "If we focus on guns, we can keep incarceration...
    Shootings in New York City surged by 330 percent in the last week compared to the same time last year. NYPD Commissioner Dermot Shea said that all he wants for Christmas is laws that aren't 'fake' so he can get the guns off the streets. As well as the huge surge in shooting incidents, the city saw a 425 percent increase in shooting victims on the last seven days compared to 2019. Overall there have been 27 percent more gun busts in 2020, but Shea says his men are overstretched, lack funding and are undermined by 'fake' laws. New York Police Department (NYPD) Commissioner Dermot Shea speaks at a news conference earlier this year. Shea said that all he wants for Christmas is laws that aren't 'fake' so he can get the guns off the streets 'It's Christmastime, so I'll ask for one thing under the Christmas tree,' Shea told The New York Post. 'We need to get serious about guns.' Shea believes that though tough in theory, the city's gun laws are rendered feeble due to the soft criminal...
    The surging gun violence in New York City is on pace to hit a 14-year high, the city’s top cop said. “I wish I had better news on gun violence specifically… we’re looking to close out the year on a 14-year high,” Police Commissioner Dermot Shea said on NY1 Tuesday morning. “This has been a year like no other.” The city has seen 1,433 shootings incidents and 1,756 gun violence victims as of Monday — nearly double last year’s numbers over the same time, according to NYPD data. However, Shea touted the department’s uptick in gun arrests over the last three months, which were up by 25 percent year-to-date — while he continued to pin the blame on criminal justice reform, without providing evidence. “We have made staggering numbers of gun arrests, taking guns off the streets from felons… but when you look, three days later, four days later those individuals are back on the street committing more gun violence,” Shea said. The city’s top cop accepted some blame for the NYPD’s role in the...
    More On: shootings Elderly man hit by stray bullet while sleeping in Queens nursing home 22-year-old man fatally shot on Queens street Bronx man charged for hiding accused US Marshall shooter FedEx driver shot in back in Brooklyn, NYPD says The surging gun violence in New York City is on pace to hit a 14-year high, the city’s top cop said. “I wish I had better news on gun violence specifically… we’re looking to close out the year on a 14-year high,” Police Commissioner Dermot Shea said on NY1 Tuesday morning. “This has been a year like no other.” The city has seen 1,433 shootings incidents and 1,756 gun violence victims as of Monday — nearly double last year’s numbers over the same time, according to NYPD data. However, Shea touted the department’s uptick in gun arrests over the last three months, which were up by 25 percent year-to-date — while he continued to pin the blame on criminal justice reform, without providing evidence. “We have made staggering numbers of gun arrests, taking guns off the...
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