New York mayor-elect Bill de Blasio today (December 5) announced Bill Bratton as the New York Police Department’s new commissioner. The hire marks a homecoming of sorts for the decorated law enforcement official, who once served as NYPD’s top cop under former mayor Rudy Giuliani.
After approaching a man who was behaving strangely at a Times Square intersection, NYPD officers opened fired during a chase but instead struck two female bystanders Saturday night (September 14). Reports say the man, who pretended to have a gun, was actually unarmed.
The New York Police Department admitted last year that spying on Muslims was a massive waste of resources, money and time. A recent report reveals that the NYPD placed mosques under heavy surveillance by labeling the Islamic houses of worship as terrorists organizations.
A major blow was struck against the New York Police Department‘s controversial “stop-and-frisk” tactic earlier today (August 12). A federal judge has ruled that the practice violates the constitutional rights of minority citizens in the city.
Opponents of the New York Police Department’s controversial “stop-and-frisk” tactic report that an alarming number of Black and Hispanic males have been stopped. However, New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg says whites may be getting stopped too much.