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    NEW YORK CITY -- Bradley Cooper says in 2019 he was held at knifepoint on a New York City subway.The "Star is Born" actor said the whole incident turned "pretty insane" when he was approached by a man on the subway at 11:45 a.m."I remember seeing the person's eyes and was taken by how young they were," Cooper said on the "Armchair Expert" podcast with Dax Shepard.Cooper said he had been wearing headphones and couldn't hear outside noise, but saw the man pointing a knife, which he described as having a two-to-three-inch blade and a wooden handle, at him.ALSO READ | 2 men impersonating NYPD officers rob home in the Bronx: New videoEMBED More News Videos New video has been released of two men who posed as NYPD officers to tie-up and rob homeowners in the Bronx. Cooper ran and jumped a turnstile inside the station, then ran to the entrance, where he was able to get outside."I just started booking, just started running," he said. "I jumped over the turnstile, hid around the white, tiled entrance to the subway...
    NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — The NYPD is looking for two men they say posed as police officers during a home invasion robbery in the Country Club section of the Bronx. The suspects were seen on video wearing NYPD sweatshirts and real-looking badges. READ MORE: Police: 3 Suspects Attacking Jewish Children As Young As 3 In BrooklynPolice said they pushed their way inside the house, tied up two people and made off with $100,000 worth in jewelry and $30,000 in cash. READ MORE: Tri-State Officials Bracing For Omicron Variant Urge Everyone To Get Vaccinated And Get BoostersInvestigators are looking at a Nov. 5 robbery in Morris Heights to see if the two incidents were connected. MORE NEWS: Firefighters Battle 4-Alarm Blaze On Upper East SideAnyone with information is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-8477 or for Spanish, 1-888-577-4782. Tips can also be sent to the NYPDTips Twitter account or submitted online at NYPDCrimeStoppers.com.
    COUNTRY CLUB, Bronx (WABC) -- New video has been released of two men who posed as NYPD officers to tie-up and rob homeowners in the Bronx.Footage shows a man wearing an NYPD sweatshirt with a badge hanging around his neck push his way inside.The incident happened on Tuesday, November 9, near Country Club Road and Polo Place just after 8 a.m.EMBED More News Videos Two men, one with an imitation NYPD badge, are being sought in a home invasion in the Bronx in which two residents were tied up, police said. After showing a gun, the thieves tied up a 50-year-old man and a 40-year-old woman with zip ties.The robbers then took in off in a white BMW with $30,000 in cash and $100,000 worth of jewelry.The unoccupied vehicle was recovered shortly after.ALSO READ | Video shows 2 NYPD cops shot by suspect during struggle in BronxEMBED More News VideosMarcus Solis reports on surveillance video released after the two officers were shot in a struggle with the suspect. Authorities said the suspects were white men in their 50s and 60s.They're...
    Charlie Vasquez, 23, from Brooklyn, was charged with two counts of attempted murder, assault, criminal use of a firearm after allegedly opening fire and wounding two NYPD officers  A 'career criminal' with more than half-dozen of prior arrests has been charged after he allegedly opened fire and wounded two NYPD officers on Thanksgiving eve.  Charlie Vasquez, 23, from Brooklyn, was charged with two counts of attempted murder, assault, criminal use of a firearm, criminal possession of a weapon, reckless endangerment, and menacing, police said.  Vasquez was arrested in The Bronx, near the 48th Precinct, on Wednesday, after he reportedly opened fire on NYPD officers Alejandra Jacobs and Robert Holmes - an incident caught in surveillance video.     Jacobs, a military veteran, was shot twice in the right arm, while Holmes, who has been in the department for eight years, was shot in his right armpit area.   Jacobs and Holmes were treated at St. Barnabas Hospital, where they were cheered and escorted to an NYPD vehicle taking them home by fellow officers after their discharges on Friday and Saturday, respectively. They are both...
    BELMONT, Bronx (WABC) -- A suspect was arrested and charged Saturday in a shooting that wounded two NYPD officers.Charlie Vasquez, 23, is facing multiple charges including two counts of attempted murder.Police said he has been in the hospital with a gunshot wound.On Friday, the second of two police officers who were shot was released from the hospital.Robert Holmes was struck in the armpit during the confrontation Wednesday in the Belmont section of the Bronx.His partner, Alejandra Jacobs was shot twice in the arm. She was sent home on Thursday.EMBED More News Videos An NYPD officer that was shot by a suspect in the Bronx Wednesday night was released from the hospital. The incident happened on East 187th Street and Beaumont Avenue around 8:15 p.m.Video obtained by Eyewitness News shows the officers barely had the chance to speak to him before he opened fire.According to NYPD Commissioner Dermot Shea, police received a 911 call about a man with a gun at the location.The two officers responded, and surveillance video shows what happened when they arrived.The officers confront the suspect, whom they...
    Surveillance footage shows the dramatic moment a ‘career criminal’ opens fire on two New York City police officers who were responding Wednesday to a call in the Bronx of a man with a gun. Officers Alejandra Jacobs and Robert Holmes approach the alleged shooter, who is sitting on a stoop in in the Bronx, at about 8 p.m, the video shows. The 23-year-old suspect, who hasn't been charged, allegedly opened fire with a Ruger handgun. Holmes is shown in the footage wrestling him to the ground as Jacobs returns fire, discharging five shots. CAREER CRIMINAL ACCUSED OF SHOOTING TWO NYPD OFFICERS Holmes was struck in the armpit and Jacobs took two bullets to her arm, according to police. The alleged perpetrator was hit three times but is expected to survive. NYPD Commissioner Dermot Shea said at a press conference Wednesday that the suspect is a "career criminal with far too many arrests," as he lauded the officers for their bravery. Stolen gun alleged use in shooting of two cops in Bronx (DCPI) The firearm used in the shooting was...
    Two NYPD officers were shot and wounded in the Bronx after responding to a call of a man with a gun Wednesday evening. Both officers were taken to Saint Barnabas Hospital and are expected to recover. The suspect was also taken to Saint Barnabas where he remains in serious condition after being struck as both officers returned fire. NYPD Commissioner Dermot Shea provided details of the shooting incident in a televised statement shortly after the incident unfolded. Watch as @NYPDShea, @NYCMayor, & NYPD executives discuss the shooting in the Bronx where two of our officers were shot. https://t.co/GAy5HWMrGa — NYPD NEWS (@NYPDnews) November 25, 2021 In his statement, Shea said, “We are very lucky tonight. If you think back, it was last New Year’s Eve exactly one year ago, when we had two officers shot in the 105th Precinct, and they were released the following day. It looks like we’re on that path again here tonight,” said Shea. The incident unfolded in the Bronx in the 48th Precinct. The suspect was sitting on the stoop of an apartment when he...
    NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Two NYPD officers were shot while exchanging gunfire with a suspect in the Bronx on Wednesday. Both officers are expected to survive. READ MORE: Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade Welcomes Back Spectators In New York CityAs CBS2’s Jessica Layton reports, the incident started with a 911 call to report a man with a gun. The two cops were sent to Beaumont Avenue and East 187th Street in the Belmont section just after 8 p.m. NYPD Commissioner Dermot Shea says when they arrived, they encountered the suspect sitting on the front stoop of the building. When one officer told the suspect to take his hands out of his pockets, the suspect allegedly pulled out a gun and began shooting. A female officer was shot twice in the arm. Shea says she returned fire about five times, striking the assailant about three times. The second officer, an eight-year veteran, was struck once while struggling with the suspect. The bullet entered in his armpit and exited the front of his chest. READ MORE: Garden City Turkey Trot Returns This Thanksgiving...
    Two New York City police officers were shot by a "career criminal" suspect on the eve of Thanksgiving in the Bronx, which Mayor Bill de Blasio pinned on there being "too many guns out there." "It’s another example of a gun from out of state, comes into our city, hurts a New Yorker," de Blasio said. "This is something we’ve got to deal with in a whole different way. But in the meantime, thank God that there is one more shooter off the streets because of the bravery of these just absolutely extraordinary officers." The mayor also noted the officers showed "incredible bravery" and was thankful for them and for the fact that they are recovering from their injuries.  2 NYC POLICE OFFICERS WOUNDED IN DAYTIME SHOOTING New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio speaks with New York Police Commissioner Dermot Shea after two NYPD officers were shot Wednesday, Nov. 24, 2021, in the Bronx. (WNYW) Commissioner Dermot Shea said the shooting was carried out by a "career criminal with far too many arrests, still on the streets of...
    BELMONT, Bronx (WABC) -- A 23-year-old man is in police custody after authorities say he shot and wounded two NYPD officers during a confrontation in the Bronx Wednesday night.It happened on East 187th Street and Beaumont Avenue in the Belmont section around 8:15 p.m. Wednesday.NYPD Commissioner Dermot Shea said police received a 911 call about a man with a gun at the location.Two officers responded, and surveillance video shows what happened when they arrived.EMBED More News Videos City officials hold an update after two officers were shot during a confrontation with an armed suspect in the Bronx. The officers confront the suspect, who they recognize from the description they were given.The suspect reaches for a gun and a struggle ensues, during which the suspect fires at the officers.A female officer, a one-year veteran of the force who also serves on the U.S. Air Force reserves, was hit twice in the upper right arm.The second officer, an 8-year veteran, was struck in the right armpit area, with the bullet coming out of his left chest.EMBED More News VideosSonia Rincon has the...
    Two New York City police officers were shot and injured during a confrontation with an armed suspect in the Bronx on Wednesday night.  NYPD Commissioner Dermot Shea said police received a 911 call about a man with a gun at the location. The two officers were responding to the call on Beaumont Avenue and East 187th Street around 8:15 p.m. when gunfire broke out, Shea said during a press conference. They identified the suspect from the description given and confronted the man sitting on the front stoop when he pulled out his gun and shot at the officers.  Scroll down for video  Two New York City police officers were shot and injured during a confrontation with an armed suspect while responding to a call of a suspicious armed man Wednesday night The shooting took place on Beaumont Avenue and East 187th Street around 8:15pm Both officers and the suspect were injured and taken to the hospital but expected to survive  The police shooting comes as the rate of violent crimes continue to spike in New York City and just a day...
    NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Police say two people were tied up by men posing as police officers during a home invasion Tuesday in the Bronx. It happened around 8 a.m. at a house on Country Club Road near Polo Place. READ MORE: Gov. Hochul To Honor Women Veterans At Central Park CeremonyPolice said two men wearing NYPD sweat suits entered the home. One also had a police shield. READ MORE: New York Approves First Licenses For Online Sports BettingThey allegedly tied up two people inside before taking off with a cellphone and BMW with the license plate GYG7508. MORE NEWS: Taxi Drivers To Celebrate Debt Relief Deal Outside City HallAnyone with information about the suspects is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-8477 or for Spanish, 1-888-577-4782. Tips can also be sent to the NYPDTips Twitter account or submitted online at NYPDCrimeStoppers.com.
    Human remains found in Florida park amid search for Gabby Petitos fiance- MSNBC Rahm Emanuel Says Police Murder Hes Accused of Covering Up Still Haunts Him NEW YORK (WCBS 880) — A Brooklyn man on Wednesday pleaded guilty to manslaughter and other charges in connection with the death of NYPD Det. Brian Simonsen. © Provided by WCBS Radio New York Christopher Ransom & Det. Brian Simonsen Christopher Ransom, 30, formerly of St. John’s Place, pleaded guilty to aggravated manslaughter and robbery in connection to the incident. He also pleaded guilty to a separate robbery. Load Error In February 2019, Ransom entered a T-Mobile store in Richmond Hill “brandishing a black pistol,” according to prosecutors. Authorities at the time said Ransom proceeded to take two employees in the store to a back room at gunpoint and was inside the room when police were called to the scene. Det. Simonsen, 42, and his sergeant, Matthew Gorman, were working an unrelated case in the area when they received the call about the robbery. The two arrived at the store along with...
    Share this: An off-duty New York City police officer was in custody Wednesday after authorities said she shot two women, one of whom she was intimately involved with, leaving one dead and the other injured. Assistant Chief Michael Kemper said patrol officers responded to 911 calls around 5 p.m. and saw the officer, 31, in front of a home in the Bensonhurst section of Brooklyn. Kemper said she told the officers that she had shot someone, and when they got inside, they found a 23-year-old woman shot in the torso in the bedroom and a 24-year-old woman shot in the chest in the living room.
    Two New York City officers are off the force after they were caught accepting thousands of dollars to drive 'high-end hookers' to and from hotel liaisons in an elaborate sting where fellow cops posed as prostitutes, NYPD officials said. Officers Thomas Diorio and Michael Sardone drove the undercover escorts around the city to meet 'johns' at hotels between April 9 and May 14, according to internal disciplinary records. The pair allegedly accepted $8,000 in total, $4,000 for the first round trip and $2,000 each for the next two.  Diorio, a 21-year department veteran, was fired on August 21, while Sardone, who joined the force in 2011, retired amid the investigation. It is unclear if they will face criminal charges. The New York City Police Pension Fund did not immediately respond to questions from DailyMail.com about their pension status. Officer Michael Sardone filed for retirement in July as the NYPD investigated him for taking thousands of dollars in exchange for driving around undercover cops posing as hookers Sardone was a youth coordination officer supposed to 'act as a role model to our...
    The New York Police Department launched an internal investigation Thursday after a data leak reportedly revealed at least two of its officers are affiliated with the Oath Keepers, a far-right anti-government militia whose members were well-represented among the crowd storming the U.S. Capitol building on Jan. 6. "The incident is under internal review," a spokesperson for the NYPD told CNN. The leak contains emails, published by Distributed Denial of Secrets, between various Oath Keepers and the group's prospective members, the outlet reported. It remains unclear whether the pair of officers are current or former members of the right-wing group and neither officers are currently under scrutiny in connection with the Capitol insurrection. The leak comes on the heels of a separate but similar hack coordinated in August, in which hacktivist group Anonymous revealed that it had successfully penetrated Epik, a web hosting company that "provides domain name, hosting, and DNS services for a variety of clients," including Gab, Parler, and QAnon home 8chan, as well as the Texas GOP and a variety of other right-wing networks, according to Wired....
    New York City Mayor Bill de BlasioBill de BlasioNY governor seeking to raise million ahead of next year's primary Lead poisoning cases tied to traditional ceramic ware, NYC health officials warn Court rules New York can proceed with vaccine mandate for school workers MORE (D) vowed a “full investigation” on Thursday after a data leak appeared to link at least two active New York Police Department (NYPD) officers to the far-right militia group the Oath Keepers. In a news conference, de Blasio said a probe was going to happen “right away” to determine if any officer was involved in the group and whether that would disqualify them from serving. “There will be a full investigation to find out exactly if any officer was involved? How were they involved? What did they do? What did they say? If it's the kind of thing that would disqualify them from serving,” de Blasio said. “So, that investigation is going to happen right away and we're going to definitely keep you posted on what comes from that,” he continued. An NYPD spokesperson told The Hill...
    NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – Two NYPD officers were seriously injured while handling fireworks in Queens early Monday morning. It happened at approximately 3:43 a.m. inside Fresh Meadows Park. READ MORE: Nestlé Recalls DiGiorno Frozen Pizzas That Were Mislabeled, May Contain Allergen According to the NYPD, four on-duty officers from the 110 Pct. were inside the park when they were injured by what appears to be a firework, possibly an M-80. One officer’s right hand was injured so badly he may lose it, police said. READ MORE: Mayor De Blasio Unveils Extreme Weather Plan To Avoid Death And Destruction Of Ida During Future Storms Another officer also injured his right hand and right eye, police said. Two other officers who were on scene were taken to the hospital with tinnitus – ringing in their ears from the blast. “The cause of these injuries and circumstances surrounding this incident are part of an active and ongoing investigation,” the NYPD said. MORE NEWS: New York Citys Vaccine Mandate Could Impact Nets Season, As Irving Reportedly Not Getting Shot  
    Two NYPD police cruisers crashed into each other in Brooklyn as they raced to a call Thursday afternoon, shocking video shows. The clip, obtained by The Post, shows an NYPD SUV and a police car — both with their lights on — speed through the intersection of Avenue J and Schenectady Avenue in Flatlands, with the SUV slamming into the driver’s side of the car. The police car then veers off the road and smashes into the front of a restaurant on the corner. The vehicles collided at the intersection of Avenue J and Schenectady Avenue in Brooklyn.Ben Mendez Whether or not the officers sustained any injuries is not known yet.Wayne Small One of the vehicles crashed into a local restaurant.Wayne Small In a second video of the aftermath of the collision, the cop car is shown with a mangled front end after tearing through a metal gate. The driver’s side airbag appears to have deployed and officer can be seen laying on the sidewalk just feet away. The NYPD did not immediately have any information on the...
    Two NYPD officers were fired for having sex with a 15-year-old while she was enrolled in a teen program at the department, but they will probably evade charges because the victim won't cooperate with prosecutors. The unnamed minor said that Officer Sanad Musallam asked her to perform oral sex on him in his car. When she refused, he asked for alternative sex favors. She also said she had sex with Officer Yaser Shohatee 'four or five times at his apartment in the winter of 2015- 2016,' according to court documents. The former officers will not face charges as the victim 'refused' to cooperate with prosecutors, a district attorney spokesman told the New York Daily News. Former NYPD officers Sanad Musallam (left) and Yaser Shohatee were fired on March 25 The teenager was in the department's Precinct Explorer program, billed as a way to strengthen community ties and provide young people aged 14 to 20 with an introduction to careers in law enforcement,  She was a part of the program from fall 2015 to spring 2016. The officers were officially...
    A New York City police sergeant was charged Thursday with beating two handcuffed men after they lashed out at police — one spitting at officers, the other using racial slurs — in separate incidents in the last two years. Sgt. Phillip Wong, a supervisor in the bureau that patrols the city’s transit system, was caught on body-worn and security cameras punching a 48-year-old man in the face in a Harlem holding cell in October 2019 after the man kicked the cell door and spat at officers, prosecutors said. The man required stitches for a cut above his right eye, prosecutors said. Six months later, prosecutors said, Wong slugged a 35-year-old man in the side of the face, knelt on his back and bounced several times after the man kicked Wong and taunted him with anti-Asian slurs during an arrest at a Manhattan subway station. The man was taken to a hospital, but doctors didn’t find any physical injuries, prosecutors said.
    More On: police brutality Judge to rule whether de Blasio must testify in Eric Garner civil case UN rights boss urges ‘wide range’ of reparations over racism NJ mayor moves to fire cop charged in unprovoked attack on black man Biden: Derek Chauvin sentence ‘seems to be appropriate,’ despite claims it’s too light A veteran NYPD sergeant was hit with assault charges Thursday for allegedly slugging two handcuffed suspects — including one who yelled anti-Asian slurs at him during an arrest. Sgt. Phillip Wong, a 15-year member of the department, was released without bail after pleading not guilty to assault and attempted assault charges in Manhattan Supreme Court. Wong, 37, is accused of slugging one man during an arrest at a West 96th Street subway station on April 29, 2020 after the perp allegedly shouted anti-Asian slurs and kicked him, prosecutors said. Wong, who worked for Transit District 3, allegedly knelt on the man’s back after he and another cop took the suspect to the ground — with the man yelling, “I can’t breathe,” according to the...
    NEW YORK CITY (WABC) -- An NYPD sergeant is facing charges for allegedly assaulting a suspect who called him anti-Asian slurs during an arrest and another who spit at him in a holding cell.Phillip Wong is charged with assault and attempted assault in connection with two arrests in 2019 and in 2020.The 37-year-old is accused of punching a 48-year-old man in a Harlem holding cell and attacking a 35-year-old man in a subway station on the Upper West Side.The department says both incidents were caught on camera but not publicized until now.ALSO READ | Woman punched in head on Grand Central subway platformEMBED More News Videos The NYPD has released video of the disturbing moments leading up to an unprovoked attack at the Grand Central subway station. "When NYPD officers head into the field each day to face unknown and potentially life-threatening situations, they do one of the most difficult jobs in the world," District Attorney Cy Vance said. "But having sworn an oath to protect and serve their communities, those difficult jobs need to be carried out with the...
    A 27-year-old man with a pair of arrests on charges of assaulting police officers was caught on video early Sunday attacking officer another with a glass bottle, the New York Police Department said.  An NYPD officer was on a Brooklyn street corner around 4:50 a.m. to "address community concerns" when they encountered Tyshaun Holloway, a Hackensack, N.J., resident, police said.  According to police body-camera footage with no audio, Holloway walked up to the officer and the pair conversed for several seconds before the unprovoked attack, authorities said.  During the brief conversation, Holloway appears to try and hit the officer with a glass bottle before taking off on foot. Other officers chased him down and he was arrested.  The unidentified officer sustained a laceration to his neck and head, which required stitches and staples.  Holloway was charged with assault, menacing, resisting arrest, obstructing governmental administration and criminal possession of a weapon. Authorities told Fox News he was arrested twice in 2016 for assaulting police officers. Assaults on NYPD officers are up this year, the department said. As of July 11, there...
    More On: hit and run Woman, cyclist fatally struck in separate NYC hit-and-runs Pedestrian, dirt biker killed in separate NYC crashes Man, 57, in critical condition after Brooklyn hit-and-run State pols call for e-scooter hit-and-run penalties after NYC fatality Two NYPD officers were injured in Queens Saturday when an agitated man they were trying to help tore away in his vehicle, taking both of them with him, and then hitting a squad car with two other cops inside, police said. Cops responded to an address on 71st Avenue near Parsons Boulevard in Kew Gardens Hills after a woman called 911 and said her fiancé was suicidal, according to the NYPD. Officers arrived around 6:30 p.m. to find the emotionally disturbed man sitting in his car in front of his home, police said. When two of the cops tried to coax him out of the vehicle, Webster Joseph, 28, allegedly slammed on the gas and dragged the cops, before crashing into a parked marked squad car with two other officers inside, officials said. Joseph then allegedly fled the scene of...
    Four NYPD officers and two civilians have been hospitalized after a police-involved shooting in Brooklyn on Thursday night.  An FDNY spokesperson told PIX 11 that the officers and two civilians were transported by Emergency Medical Squad personnel to local hospitals, and one officer was injured. It's not clear whether the two civilians were directly involved in the shooting. The spokesman did not provide PIX 11 with any information about the patients' conditions or the types of injuries they sustained. Authorities said   In a tweet, the New York Police Department warned people to avoid the area of Halsey Street and Wilson Avenue and expect a large police presence.  New York police officers and firefighters were on the scene of a police-involved shooting in Brooklyn Thursday night An FDNY spokesperson said four officers and two civilians were taken to a local hospital He did not provide any information about the patients' conditions or the types of injuries they sustained  The New York Police Department warned people to avoid the area of Halsey Street and Wilson Avenue, where there will be...
    NYPD officers at a protest following the killing of George Floyd on May 31, 2020 in New York City. Justin Heiman/Getty Images Two New York State lawmakers filed a civil rights lawsuit Monday against the New York Police Department, alleging officers "rammed" them and other protestors with bicycles, pepper-sprayed them, and violated their freedom of speech during a Black Lives Matter protest in Brooklyn last year. The suit was filed by state Sen. Zellnor Myrie and Assemblywoman Diana Richardson, The New York Times first reported. This is a developing story. Check back for updates.
    Across the country, violent crime is skyrocketing and law enforcement officers are retiring in droves, following a trend seen after the violent protests in June of last year. Former NYPD Commissioner Ray Kelly joined "America's Newsroom" Friday to explain why so many cops are turning in their badges.  PORTLAND PROTESTERS SMASH WINDOWS OF POLICE CAR, FLATTEN TIRES AFTER OFFICER-INVOLVED SHOOTING: OFFICIALS RAY KELLY: Well, that is the perception among law enforcement throughout America. There have been so many rules, regulations and restrictions placed on the police after the killing of George Floyd that police have backed off. Why have they backed off? Because if they take action, normal action that they were taking just two years ago they could very well lose their jobs or certainly be disciplined. That's the fact of life. That's where we are and that's why we see crime going up.  Police are not engaged in proactive measures that work so well in reducing crime in America. Literally for the last two-and-a-half decades. That is what confronts police officers. Today there is a story in the...
    (CNN)The New York Police Department's 46th Precinct, covering the South Bronx, was once known as the most dangerous square mile in America. Though not near the rate of the early 1990s, crime in New York City is spiking once again. Shooting incidents this May were up 73% compared to the same period last year, according to the NYPD. We joined officers of the 4-6 on patrol on two busy nights and found them responding to a crime wave on a scale they have never experienced."I grew up in the South Bronx. I've never seen this," Officer Yesenia Rosado told CNN.US police very nervous about officer-initiated enforcement as gun violence soars Here, these officers find many of the shooters and victims are still in their teens. "It sucks to see 16-year-old kids shooting and killing each other," said Officer Katherine Torres. "And that's what we do see a lot of here. We have 16-year-olds with robbery patterns and murder charges and it's like they didn't actually get to be kids."Read MorePolice officers and commanders blame a mix of factors for the...
    A FORMER NYPD police officer claims she was repeatedly raped, sodomized and mentally tormented by her fellow officers over a period of five years - but said the DA's Office declined to prosecute her case. Maria Mendez filed an explosive federal lawsuit this week claiming she was repeatedly raped and assaulted by two officers, one detective, and a firefighter during her 14-year career. 3Maria Mendez claims she was repeatedly raped and assaulted by two officers, one detective, and a firefighter during her 14-year careerCredit: The Sanders Firm, PC Mendez, who resigned from the New York Police Department in January 2019, said she was also forced to ingest oxycodone, ecstasy and alcohol from the firefighter who would steal them from the homes of dead people. The former cop's lawsuit claims she suffered "physical deformities to her vagina and anus requiring surgical repair" from the "incalculable" amount of rapes she endured during the five-year period, which left her suicidal and suffering from anxiety, depression and post-traumatic stress disorder. She also claims FDNY firefighter Evan Santana raped her and forced her to buy...
    A federal corruption probe of two current and one retired New York City police officers revealed that the retired officer repeatedly sent “unabashedly racists” text messages. Prosecutors announced on Tuesday that a court unsealed an indictment charging NYPD officers Heather Busch and Robert Hassett and former NYPD officer Robert Smith with five counts of using interstate facilities to commit bribery and two counts of conspiracy to violate the Travel Act. Smith, who retired from the NYPD in March 2020, was also charged with attempting to transport at least one kilogram of heroin and possessing a firearm during the commission of that crime. In a letter arguing Smith should be detained pending trial, prosecutors alleged he participated other criminal conduct he wasn’t charged for. Authorities said they found text messages after his retirement saying that he would brandish his firearm at Black Americans to terrorize them. “Bro I point my gun out the window now," at Black people, Smith reportedly texted. "And watch their reaction and drive way. Hilarious." In a footnote, the government said Smith's “unabashedly racist and hate-filled language in his communications included regular references to Black individuals...
    Two NYPD officers and a retired officer from Long Island have been charged in federal court with running a bribery scheme that allegedly earned them thousands of dollars. The nine-count indictment was filed on Tuesday, May 11 charging Heather Busch, age 34, of Massapequa, Robert Hasset, age 36, of Farmingville, and Rober Smith, age 44, of Plainview, with five counts of using interstate facilities to commit bribery and two counts of conspiracy to violate the Travel Act, said the US Attorney's Office for the Eastern District of New York.  Smith is also charged with attempting to transport at least one kilogram of heroin for two traffickers. According to court documents, Smith took bribes from an unnamed tow-truck company in exchange for sending the company's trucks to crash scenes, instead of using the department's system of rotating tow trucks. Smith recruited Busch and Hassett, from the same Queens precinct where he worked, according to court records.  Together, court records show the three received thousands of dollars in cash payments. “There is zero tolerance in the NYPD for corruption of any kind. Wherever...
    The NYPD have released new bodycam footage showing a man opening fire on four cops inside a Brooklyn apartment building.  Two of the officers were shot and injured in the ordeal, which occurred in the Prospect Lefferts Gardens neighborhood on March 7.  Shortly after 9pm on that evening, Phyllis Mitsiell called 911 claiming her boyfriend, Damon Lindsay had been shot in the legs by his roommate, Ridhwaan Abdur Rashid, who appeared to be suffering a nervous breakdown.  The four officers subsequently arrived on the scene, with bodycam footage showing Rashid opening the door and pretending that he was the who dialed for help.  The NYPD have released new bodycam footage showing a man opening fire on four cops inside a Brooklyn apartment building. 'Did you call?' one of the cops asks Rashid, who responds: 'Yeah, I gave you a call.'  The officers then notice Rashid brandishing a .38 revolver and ordered him to drop the weapon.  Rashid subsequently fired three bullets in the officers' direction.  According to the NYPD, one of the cops was struck in his duty jacket...
    NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — A Long Island woman accused of killing NYPD Officer Anastasio Tsakos with her car was held without bail on multiple charges Tuesday. Meanwhile, people across the area paid tribute to the fallen hero, who left behind a wife and two young children. READ MORE: NYPD Officer Anastasios Tsakos Killed Directing Traffic On Long Island Expressway, Driver Charged With DWI Sources told CBS2 the driver, 32-year-old Jessica Beauvais, was intoxicated and blew a .15 — nearly double the legal limit. If convicted, she could face up to 15 years in prison. “I’m sorry that I hit him and that he’s dead,” she said through tears as she was walked out of a Queens police precinct. The Hempstead woman faces 13 counts, including second-degree aggravated manslaughter and operating a motor vehicle under the influence of drugs or alcohol. (Credit: NYPD 104 Pct/Twitter) Police said she struck and killed Tsakos, a 14-year veteran of the NYPD Highway Patrol Unit, while he was directing traffic away from another crash on the Long Island Expressway. Prosecutors allege Beauvais admitted she was...
    Two New York City men were filmed leaving a pig-shaped squeak toy on the hood of an NYPD patrol car as they mocked and hurled expletives at the officers inside.    Video of the incident was shared on social media Friday by the NYC police union as they highlighted the 'hate and harassment' experienced by cops from members of the community.   The two-minute clip begins with the pair approaching two officers parked near the intersection of W 155th Street in Manhattan's Washington Heights. Scroll down for video  Two men were filmed surrounding a NYPD squad car as they mocked and hurled insults at the officers inside Tuesday A man holding a megaphone approached the two officers parked at an intersection on W 155th Street in Washington Heights The officers did not appear to engage with the men and kept their windows rolled up during the encounter. The man went on to harass and hurl insults at the cops  One man holding a megaphone is seen asking the cops for their badge numbers behind their rolled up window, while the other...
    Video shows a group of young New York City men surrounding an NYPD SUV and hurling insults at the officers inside while placing a pig-shaped squeaky toy on the hood and waving a filthy, damaged American flag. The city’s largest police union shared the video on Twitter Friday but said it had been recorded Tuesday in Manhattan’s Washington Heights neighborhood. It shows several men surrounding the SUV and mocking the officers inside. WARNING: CONTAINS GRAPHIC LANGUAGE One member in the group was using a megaphone to hurl a slew of profanities at two officers who were inside the vehicle with the windows rolled up. DE BLASIO ANNOUNCES 'UNPRECEDENTED' RACIAL JUSTICE COMMISSION TO RETHINK NYC LAWS In addition to a two-minute long string of profanities, he accused them of beating their wives. "That’s a pig, that’s a gift for you, b----," someone said in the video after one of the men placed the rubber pig on the hood of the police vehicle. When the officers had apparently had enough and started to drive away, the men sang "nananana, hey, hey, hey,...
    EDENWALD, Bronx -- No charges will be filed against five New York City police officers who in 2019 opened fire while another officer and an armed man struggled on the grounds of a Bronx housing project, prosecutors said Friday.The barrage of gunfire from both NYPD Officer Brian Mulkeen and his fellow officers, unleashed within eight seconds, left both 27-year-old Antonio Williams and Mulkeen himself dead.Profile: Who is NYPD Officer Brian Mulkeen?Bronx District Attorney Darcel D. Clark said the officers had been justified in approaching Williams and firing more than a dozen rounds after the man reached for a loaded revolver.A 71-page report released Friday concluded Williams was shot several times and died from a round Mulkeen fired that entered his heart. Mulkeen died "as the result of a gunshot fired by at least one of his fellow officers," the report said.Williams' loaded .32-caliber revolver was not fired.While no charges were brought, Clark said "the loss of life here presents serious concerns about the NYPD's use of force, defensive tactics and tactical trainings in their interactions with the public and incidents...
    NEW YORK (AP) — No charges will be filed against a half-dozen New York City police officers who in 2019 opened fire while another officer and an armed man struggled on the grounds of a Bronx housing project, prosecutors said Friday. The barrage of gunfire from both NYPD Officer Brian Mulkeen and his fellow officers, unleashed within eight seconds, left both 27-year-old Antonio Williams and Mulkeen himself dead. Bronx District Attorney Darcel D. Clark said the officers had been justified in approaching Williams and firing more than a dozen rounds after the man reached for a loaded revolver. A 71-page report released Friday concluded Williams was shot several times and died from a round Mulkeen fired that entered his heart. Mulkeen died “as the result of a gunshot fired by at least one of his fellow officers,” the report said. Williams’ loaded .32-caliber revolver was not fired. While no charges were brought, Clark said “the loss of life here presents serious concerns about the NYPD’s use of force, defensive tactics and tactical trainings in their interactions...
    In The Big Apple, a man celebrated legal weed by smoking marijuana in front of two NYPD officers -- all caught on camera. "Happy quarantine!" the man greets the cops as he inhales and exhales. FAMILY OF NYC ASIAN HATE CRIME VICTIM THANKS ANONYMOUS GOOD SAMARITAN WHO DIVERTED ATTACKER'S ATTENTION New York adults over the age of 21 can now possess and use marijuana — even in public — under a legalization bill signed Wednesday by Gov. Andrew Cuomo, though legal sales of recreational-use cannabis won’t start for an estimated 18 months until regulations are set. Passed after several years of stalled efforts, the measure makes New York the 16th state in the nation to legalize adult use of the drug. New York becomes the second-most populous state after California to legalize recreational marijuana. Legalization backers hope the Empire State will add momentum and set an example with its efforts to redress the inequities of a system that has locked up people of color for marijuana offenses at disproportionate rates. The legislation provides protections for cannabis users in the workplace, housing, family court, schools,...
    A man was captured on video smoking a joint in front of two New York City police officers just days after Gov Andrew Cuomo signed a bill legalizing marijuana in the state.  'Happy quarantine!' the man is heard telling the officers as he puffs on his pot.  The man appeared to be with a group of people when he went up to the officers.   It's unclear where exactly the incident occurred because while marijuana is legal in New York City, there are several restrictions.   New Yorkers can't smoke or vape marijuana in locations where smoking is prohibited by state law, including workplaces, indoor bars and restaurants and within 100 feet of a school.  And stricter local smoking rules apply: New York City bans smoking in parks and on beaches, for instance.  A man was captured on video smoking a joint in front of two New York City police officers (one pictured in the background) just days after Gov Andrew Cuomo signed a bill legalizing marijuana in the state The man appeared to be with a group of people...
    Two men police officers have joined a Fairfield County police department after both retired from the NYPD. On Monday, March 15, Kevin Maloney and Matthew Collins were sworn in as Wilton Police officers, the department said.  They come to Wilton after recently retiring from the NYPD. Both will be attending a three-week training academy as well as a three-month field training program before being certified as Connecticut Police Officers. Maloney grew up in Yorktown Heights, New York, and is a graduate of Mercy College, where he received a bachelor of science degree in business administration.  Maloney was a police officer with the NYPD for over 27 years retiring at the rank of Lieutenant.  He was a highly decorated officer with the NYPD receiving several meritorious service awards and commendations. He is married and has two children 15 and 12. Officer Matthew Collins grew up in Lindenhurst, New York, and is a graduate of Farmingdale State College, where he received a bachelor’s degree in law enforcement technologies. Collins comes to Wilton from the NYPD, where he worked since 2017. He was married this past year to his wife Alessandra...
    By Mark Drudele and Derick Waller | WABC via CNN BROOKLYN, New York — The NYPD released new video of the gunman who opened fire and wounded two officers in Brooklyn. The incident happened Sunday night in a stairwell of an apartment in Prospect Lefferts Gardens where a gunman first opened fired on his roommate and then on officers. One officer was grazed in the leg and a second was struck in his bulletproof vest. They were both taken to Kings County Hospital for treatment of minor injuries. The suspect who shot at officers was identified as 44-year-old Ridhwaan Abdur Rashid. He was charged with attempted murder of a police officer, attempted murder and criminal possession of a weapon and unlawful imprisonment. The officers, assigned to the 71st Precinct, responded to a 911 call of a man shot by his roommate at around 9:15 p.m. The man made the 911 call from the closet of his second floor apartment on Hawthorne Street, where he was hiding from the armed suspect. When police arrived, Abdur Rashid exited the apartment with a...
    New York : Hundreds of people sleep and roam in the Metro Photo: ANDRÉS CORREA GUATARASMA Civilians are not the only ones targeted during the recent surge in violence in the New York City Subway. Serious crimes against cops in the subway are also on the rise, with 15 attacks on police officers in January, compared to just 5 during the same month in 2020, NYPD Traffic Chief Kathleen O’Reilly warned Thursday. Speaking during an MTA board meeting, O’Reilly said that figure was a large part of the total 43 serious assaults on the Metro last month. The release of the statistics comes amid growing concern over an increase in violence on NYC’s public transportation, with reports of passengers beaten, pushed, cut and up to two killed in recent weeks. New York Police Commissioner Dermot Shea said last week that he would reinforce the police presence with about 500 more officers after the bloody night of February 12 that left two dead and two others injured, all attacked by the same person in line A....
    NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — A suspect is hospitalized in critical condition after police said he opened fire on three officers in the Melrose section of the Bronx. Police said two suspects were hit in the police-involved shooting, but one is on the run, CBS2’s Christina Fan reported. READ MORE: Central Park Ice Skating Rinks Close Sunday As NYC Severs Ties With Trump Organization The NYPD said a sergeant and two officers were patrolling 3rd Avenue and 153rd Street around 12:30 a.m. Sunday when they saw two men spray painting graffiti on a storefront. The officers approached the men, but they took off running, according to police. Officers were eventually able to chase one of them down. But the suspect allegedly pulled out a semi-automatic handgun and fired at least three rounds at the officers who were trying to arrest him. Police returned fire, striking the man multiple times. He remains in critical condition at the hospital. Police said they recovered the suspect’s weapon. READ MORE: Daughters Of Malcolm X, Civil Rights Attorney Say They Have Evidence That Proves NYPD, FBI...
    Two NYPD officers were hurt after their patrol car collided with a livery car and smashed into a support pillar for elevated subway tracks in Brooklyn Saturday morning, authorities said. The cops were responding to reports of shots fired when they were involved in the crash at the intersection of Pennsylvania and Livonia avenues in East New York around 6:30 a.m., police said. A video obtained by The Post appears to show the NYPD vehicle speeding, with lights and sirens blaring. A livery cab was in the midst of making a leisurely turn at the intersection when the NYPD sport utility vehicle, with lights on and sirens blaring, races through the same spot, the video shows. The video shows the cop car clip the cab, and then bounce off the pillar for the elevated 3 train at the Pennsylvania Avenue stop. The impact left the SUV’s front end mangled. Both officers were seriously hurt, including one who suffered two broken leg bones, but both are expected to survive, sources said. One officer was taken to Brookdale...
    More On: car crashes Boxing star involved in Baltimore hit-and-run crash Connecticut mom drove into river to kill herself, special-needs son: police Girl injured in crash involving NFL coach awake but ‘unresponsive’ Woman killed, husband injured in Staten Island hit-and-run Two NYPD officers were hurt after their patrol car collided with a livery car and smashed into a support pillar for elevated subway tracks in Brooklyn Saturday morning, authorities said. The cops were responding to reports of shots fired when they were involved in the crash at the intersection of Pennsylvania and Livonia avenues in East New York around 6:30 a.m., police said. A video obtained by The Post appears to show the NYPD vehicle speeding, with lights and sirens blaring, when it struck the livery car, which was slowly turning left. The video shows the cop car clip the cab, and then bounce off the pillar for the elevated 3 train at the Pennsylvania Avenue stop. The crash left the cop car mangled and the livery car damaged. One officer was taken to Brookdale Hospital and the other...
    The New York Police Department deployed an additional 644 transit officers to the city’s subway stations in the wake of last weekend's fatal stabbings of two passengers and the wounding of two others, though the move is being slammed as inadequate. The chairman of the Metropolitan Transportation Authority, which runs the subways, said that the additional deployment is well short of the 1,500 cops necessary to make riders feel secure enough to return to the subway en masse. The NYPD this week said it would send 331 cops from the Transit Bureau as well as 313 patrol officers into 68 subway stations throughout the city. The department as a whole has more than 36,000 officers. ‘We are able to achieve this through overtime, deployment of officers normally assigned to administrative duties and re-assignment of other non-transit officers,’ NYPD Transit Chief Kathleen O’Reilly told the New York Post. New York City police officers are seen above patrolling inside the Atlantic Avenue - Barclay's Center subway station in downtown Brooklyn earlier this week The NYPD deployed an additional 644 police...
    NEW YORK CITY (WABC) -- A woman is speaking out after a random unprovoked attack on a subway train left her battered and bruised."Just with his right hand, punched my left side face," the victim said. "Hurt and blood, bleeding."A 71-year-old woman says the suspect didn't say a word as he walked right up to her sitting on a moving E train and then slugged her in her face.In this Eyewitness News exclusive, she says she tried at first to chase her attacker.The suspect is said to be a man in his 40s wearing a blue jacket, black pants, and a black mask."I was shocked. I want to get up to beat him up," she said. "Now I get up, he go to right away, go to another car."She says it happened while the train was at 53rd Street moving between 5th and 7th Avenues just after 11 a.m.The NYPD is not investigating the assault as a potential hate crime, but she says there's no doubt in her mind that this attack was racially motivated because she says two smaller...
    NEW YORK CITY (WABC) -- After a homeless man stabbed and killed two people on the A train this weekend, the NYPD is promising stepped up enforcement with hundreds of additional cops underground.Police announced their presence on Brooklyn bound R train Tuesday before briefly peeking into the car, looking for any signs of trouble.The initiative is part of a surge of 644 officers now headed into the transit system after the rash of violence that culminated with several stabbings on opposite ends of the A line this weekend.Two victims died, one in Far Rockaway and the other in Inwood.Police say they used surveillance video and a victim's statement to track down 21-year-old Rigoberto Lopez, a homeless man with a history of mental illness.Lopez was arrested still holding the alleged murder weapon and with his clothes still bloody.RELATED: Subway stabbing suspect had knife on him when he was arrestedEMBED More News Videos A man has been arrested and charged Sunday in connection to a string of subway attacks that left two people dead. Another man was stabbed on the 1 train...
    Big Apple transit workers say they are starting to feel like sitting ducks. The recent spike in violence in city subways and bus routes — including this weekend’s bloody A train slashing rampage that left two dead and two wounded — has some MTA employees looking over their shoulders. “The reality is it’s always a risk,” said E train operator Wayne Wong. “NYCT says they care but they do not. Many times they say police are on the way but it’s not true and it’s a crapshoot. “I can tell you that so much drug usage was and is going on and what appears at times various rip-off crews congregating at various stations,” Wong said. “Train operators, conductors and cleaners see a whole lot and it’s best to listen to us.” The past two weeks have seen more than a dozen attacks on straphangers and transit workers from the Bronx to Queens, including an assault on an MTA bus driver who was smacked with a 2-by-4 in Brooklyn last week. NYPD increased its visible presence along the A train...
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