New York Police Department

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NYPD Officer Acquitted After Killing Deborah Danner

Officer Barry had a Taser, but opted to use his gun on the 66-year-old woman, who had a known history of mental illness.

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Black NYPD Sergeant Says Department Demoted Him for Pointing Out Racism

“They’re trying to force me to retire,” Sgt. Cyress Smith says. “But I’m going to retire on my own terms.”

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NYPD Officer Wayne Isaacs Acquitted for Killing Delrawn Small

“Today, the justice system made a statement that it does not equally value Black life and the life of our brother, Delrawn Small.”
 

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James Blake Testifies at Hearing Regarding Violent NYPD Arrest

The former world-ranking tennis player said that James Frascatore “should not have a job” following his testimony at the New York Police Department officer’s disciplinary hearing.

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Ramarley Graham's Mother Releases Internal NYPD Docs Critiquing Officers Involved in Son's Death

Constance Malcolm: ”These documents only add to the evidence that both Sergeant Scott Morris and Officer John McLoughlin must be fired for the killing of my son Ramarley. They are a danger to public safety and should not continue to collect paychecks from the NYPD.”

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Gwen Carr, Constance Malcolm Criticize NYPD's Misconduct Deal With Tennis Vet James Blake

“It’s disappointing that after receiving preferential treatment from the city, James Blake appears to be giving cover to the de Blasio administration for its complete lack of police accountability and transparency instead of supporting the demands of our families and communities for an end to police abuses against us.”

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ICYMI: Judge Orders NYPD, City Pay $75 Million for Illegal Summonses

The class-action lawsuit accused the department of issuing nearly 900,000 unqualified court summonses to meet quotas.

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NYPD Officer Charged With Murder for Killing Deborah Danner, an Elderly Black Woman in Mental Distress

The 66-year-old Black woman was experiencing a mental health crisis when Sergeant Hugh Barry shot and killed her.

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1 Teen, 6 Cops, 1 Bullet and 5 Years of a Black Family Screaming for Justice

In a just world, Ramarley Graham would be celebrating his 24th birthday today. But in 2012, New York City police followed him home from a bodega, kicked in his door and killed him in front of his grandmother and little brother. We go inside his family’s five-year battle for some form of police accountability.

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[VIDEO] Constance Malcolm, Mother of Police Slaying Victim Ramarley Graham, Talks About Her Family's Battle for Justice

Ramarley Graham should be celebrating his 24th birthday today. But in 2012, NYPD officers kicked in the door of his Bronx apartment and fatally shot the unarmed 18-year-old. In honor of his memory, his mom, Constance Malcolm, spoke to Colorlines about her family’s five-year fight for answers.

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Mother of Ramarley Graham on Resignation of Her Son's Killer: 'New York City Should Be Appalled'

The NYPD officer who killed Constance Malcolm’s son resigned to avoid punishment. Malcom says she is not done fighting. Watch her press conference.

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Records Show NYPD Deployed Video Surveillance Teams to Hundreds of Black Lives Matter, Occupy Actions

The Verge reports that NYPD camera crews monitored protests against police violence and economic inequality from 2011 to 2013 and again in 2016.

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Leaked: Disciplinary Record for Cop Who Killed Eric Garner

ThinkProgress obtained Daniel Pantaleo’s record from an anonymous source at the New York City Civilian Complaint Review Board.

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Online Threats Against Linda Sarsour Prompt NYPD Investigation

The threats appeared in the comments for a Facebook post about the activist’s criticism of President Donald Trump and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.

Judge Orders NYPD to Release Black Lives Matter Surveillance Info

The decision comes two years after activists observed officers recording protestors at an action in New York City’s Grand Central Terminal.

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5 Years After Ramarley Graham's Death, Supporters Still Demand Justice from NYPD

Hundreds of protesters called on Mayor Bill de Blasio to fire Richard Haste, the NYPD officer who fatally shot Graham in 2012.

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NYPD Disciplinary Hearing Begins for Cop Who Killed Ramarley Graham

Officer Richard Haste shot the unarmed teenager in his home in February 2012.

NYPD Sergeant Fatally Stuns Ariel Galarza

Officers were responding to the home of a man with a knife who “appeared emotionally disturbed.”

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This New Video Rebukes Politicians Who Make Terrorism Muslim Americans' Responsibility

Fusion’s Yasmin Nouh says that both major parties are guilty of placing the burden on American Muslims to combat terrorism.

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DOJ Replaces Team Investigating Eric Garner's Killing

The federal civil rights investigation into Garner’s killing by NYPD officer Daniel Pantaleo was apparently slowed down by disputes between FBI investigators and Justice Department prosecutors over whether or not to bring charges against the involved officers.