What Police Impunity Looks Like

By Eric Umansky, Black Agenda Report. -

We already know the case of former Minneapolis officer Derek Chauvin in the death of George Floyd is an anomaly. Officers who kill civilians are rarely prosecuted, let alone convicted  — many [...]

How An NYPD Anti-Terror Squad Became A Tool For Repression

By Jake Offenhartz, Gothamist. -

On a Thursday night in November, two days after the presidential election, hundreds of New Yorkers gathered outside the Stonewall Inn for a march against police brutality. The event was one in a [...]

The NYPD Unleashes Its Most Brutal Cops On Protesters

By Ali Winston, Black Agenda Report. -

This summer in New York City was defined by protests. The murder of George Floyd by a Minneapolis police officer drew hundreds of thousands into the streets in late May and early June, [...]

Over 100 Protesters, Legal Observers To Sue NYPD Over Violent Arrests

By Jake Offenhartz, Gothamist. -

More than 100 protesters and legal observers trapped by police in the NYPD’s violent ambush of a peaceful march in the Bronx earlier this summer are now planning to sue the city, after Mayor Bill [...]

NYPD Account In Killing Of Bronx Man ‘Not True,’ Mom Says

By Rosa Goldensohn, The City. -

Trawick’s entire interaction with police in The Bronx on April 14, 2019, lasted only a few minutes before an officer fired four shots, killing him. Trawick had himself called 911 after getting [...]

New York City: Protest Leader Targeted In Police Raid

By Jake Offenhartz, Gothamist. -

The failed NYPD raid that brought riot cops, police dogs and helicopters to a prominent Black Lives Matter activist's home on Friday was sparked by his alleged crime of shouting into an officer's [...]

Current NYPD Officers With The Most Substantiated Misconduct Complaints

By George Joseph, Christopher Robbins, Jake Offenhartz and Jake Dobkin, Gothamist. -

Approximately four thousand of the NYPD’s 36,000 active officers have at least one substantiated complaint of police misconduct, according to data from the Civilian Complaint Review Board [...]

Video: NYPD Officers Throwing Protest Leader Into Unmarked Van

By  Jake Offenhartz and Gwynne Hogan, Gothamist. -

NYPD officers dragged a protest leader into an unmarked minivan van and doused onlookers with pepper spray during an anti-police brutality march in Manhattan on Tuesday night. The individual, [...]

Thousands Of Police Discipline Records Kept Secret For Decades Published

By Eric Umansky, ProPublica. -

Until last month, New York state prohibited the release of police officers’ disciplinary records. Civilians’ complaints of abuse by officers were a secret. So were investigators’ conclusions. The [...]

NYPD Officers Arrest And Pepper Spray Queer Liberation March Protesters

By Sydney Perriera and Aviva Stahl, The Gothamist. -

NYPD officers arrested and pepper-sprayed protesters at the Queer Liberation March Sunday afternoon while attempting to arrest two people for graffiti, according to witnesses. Numerous videos [...]

NYPD Enforcement Of Low-Level Offenses Accounts For Huge Department Expenditures, Racial Disparities

By Drug Policy Alliance. -

New York City criminalizes drugs and low-level broken windows offenses at a startling rate, with enforcement in these areas accounting for a vast proportion of the NYPD’s policing activities and [...]

NYPD Accused Of Deliberately Targeting Legal Observers

By Jake Offenhartz, Gothamist. -

On Thursday evening before curfew, Rex Santus was standing alone on a quiet Mott Haven street corner when he caught the attention of NYPD officers passing in an unmarked minivan. As eight [...]

When Prosecutors Bury NYPD Officers’ Lies

By George Joseph and Ali Winston, Gothamist.com -

On a late March night in 2016, Jeremy Turnbull stood outside a friend’s apartment building in the Bronx’s Morris Heights neighborhood. Turnbull, then 25 years old, was frustrated. He had taken a [...]

After Nationwide Calls For Justice And Family’s Tireless Advocacy, NYPD Fires Officer Who Killed Eric Garner

By Julia Conley, Commondreams.org -

Civil rights advocates on Monday applauded the family of Eric Garner for their tireless advocacy over the past five years, as the NYPD announced that Daniel Pantaleo, the officer who killed [...]

Democratic Debate Interrupted By Protesters Calling For Firing Of NYPD Officer Who Killed Eric Garner

The opening statements at Wednesday’s Democratic presidential debate in Detroit were interrupted by demonstrators protesting the death of Eric Garner and NYPD officer Daniel Pantaleo, whose [...]