Thursday, 15 August 2019 A 25-year veteran with the New York Police Department took his own life, less than one day after another officer died by suicide. Commissioner James O'Neill is struggling with the news. Jeff Pegues reports.
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is in a war of words with NY Mayor Bill de Blasio and it looks like she's losing... badly. De Blasio called her “just wrong” when she accused him of fudging his $1 billion cut to the NYPD budget. AOC said said de Blasio was using “budget tricks” and “funny math” to make it look like he had defunded the city’s police department. The Mayor appeared in an interview on CNN’s “New Day” on Wednesday morning. “Well, she’s just wrong.
A New York police officer was suspended on Sunday after a video posted online appeared to show him rendering a Black man unconscious in a chokehold during an arrest, a few days after city council members voted to make it a crime for police to use the grip. Freddie Joyner has more.
The New York Police Department is disbanding its aggressive anti-crime unit. The unit was originally aimed at turning alienated residents into crime-stopping allies. A nationwide push for policing reforms followed the killings of George Floyd and Breonna Taylor. In a major redeployment, the country’s largest police force will reassign some 600 plainclothes officers.
NEW YORK (Reuters) - The New York Police Department will immediately reassign some 600 plainclothes officers in its anti-crime unit to other duties, including its detective bureau and community policing, Commissioner Dermot Shea said on Monday. The move, which follows a number of policing overhauls signed into law last week by New York Governor Andrew Cuomo, is designed to modernize the country’s largest police force and build trust with communities amid heightened racial tension, Shea said.