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Blackmail, Investigation, News, NYPD, Victor Couzens -

New York police officials have confirmed they are searching for Victor Couzens, pastor of the 5,000 member Inspirational Bible Church in Cincinnati, who they believe tried to blackmail a model who was involved in an affair with him. According to the Christian Post, Couzens, is under investigation by the NYPD after Andrea Garrison, 30, filed a […]

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A 20-year-old Staten Island man, who was vindicated last month after claiming New York Police Department officers planted weed in his car, now says they have been harassing him in retaliation. Lasou Kuyateh alleges that officers have been pulling him over every chance they get after he filmed an encounter with police on February 28, […]

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James Blake, NYPD, Tennis, The Next Chapter -

When James Blake walked away from tennis five years ago, he wanted a complete separation from the sport he had played professionally for 14 years. Tennis kept him away from his family for long stretches, and he wanted to change the focus of his life. “I wanted to get completely out of tennis to see […]

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Lyric McHenry was celebrating her 26th birthday when she left her party at New York City’s Dream Hotel without saying a word to the gathered guests. Early the next morning, on August 14, she was found dead on an overpass above the Major Deegan Expressway in the Highbridge area of the Bronx with “scraped knees and a…

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#MeToo, News, NYPD, Rape, Sexual Assault -

NEW YORK (AP) — New York Police Department Commissioner James O’Neill on Sunday apologized to a woman who came forward with a rape allegation in 1994 but was discredited by police, saying the department let her down “in almost every possible way.” In a letter, O’Neill offered the woman his “heartfelt apology for all aspersions […]

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The New York Police Department has yanked thousands of police body cams from deployment after a unit “burst into flames” while an officer was wearing it in Staten Island, according to the Daily Beast.

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New York Police arrested Geoffrey Young, a member of the alt-right group the Proud Boys, Thursday night. It is their first arrest following a viral street brawl between the group and protesters in New York City last weekend.

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Over the weekend, videos and photos of the alt-right group the Proud Boys beating up protesters outside a Republican event in New York City on Friday have been shared thousands of times on social media. But, according to multiple accounts, none of the attackers have been arrested by the NYPD, despite multiple officers…

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Taquanna Lawton has been charged with grand larceny for stealing an NYPD officer’s Jeep Wrangler in Brooklyn Tuesday morning after he left the vehicle to get money from an ATM to pay for her sex services.

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Ilya Freyman, National, News, NYPD, Race, Video -

In a show of restraint, a Black NYPD officer withstood an unruly suspect who hurled […]

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A New York City police officer is being hailed for displaying infinite grace under pressure after a video circulated showing a handcuffed suspect shouting the n-word at her repeatedly while she, well, did nothing. READ MORE: Serena speaks out: ‘If you’re a female, you should be able to do even half of what a guy can […]

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The owner of a well-known Harlem restaurant and two of his employees filed a civil rights lawsuit against the NYPD last week over a 2017 altercation involving a group of white women.

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black lives matter, blackkklansman, boots riley, boots riley criticizes spike lee, civil rights, nypd, pollice, sorry to bother you, spike lee -

More than a week after director and musician Boots Riley delivered a pointed and detailed critique of BlacKkKlansman and its portrayal of police officers, filmmaker Spike Lee has a response.

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Ed Mullins, National, News, News Video, NYPD, Sergeants Benevolent Association -

A police union’s latest initiative has drawn scrutiny from the New York Police Department. The […]

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James Black, News, NYPD, Officer James Frascatore, Race, Sports -

NEW YORK (AP) — The police officer who tackled retired tennis player James Blake in […]

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#BlackOnBlue, Keith Woody, News, NYPD, NYPD Director of Communications Peter Donald, Top Stories -

A new video shows dozens of NYPD officers dragging an unconscious 22-year old Keith Woody from a house in Harlem, then dropping him on the street next to a police cruiser.

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Disturbing video uploaded to social media last week shows dozens of New York Police Department […]

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Brooklyn Man Shot, National, News, NYPD, NYPD Officers Suspended, Race, Robert Fason -

Two NYPD officers have been suspended after a Brooklyn man shot outside a bar Saturday morning lay on the ground for nearly an hour and a half after someone called 911 for help.

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#blackonblue, Activism, Activist, Bill de Blasio, Black lives matter, BLM, Brooklyn, Chirlane McCray, Delrawn Small, Inspiration, Natasha Alford, News, NYC, NYPD, police reform, Politics, Shooting, Top Stories, True Story, Victoria Davis, Video, Wayne Isaacs -

TheGrio has launched a special series called #BlackonBlue to examine the relationship between law enforcement and African-Americans. Our reporters and videographers will investigate police brutality and corruption while also exploring local and national efforts to improve policing in our communities. Join the conversation or share your own story using the hashtag #BlackonBlue.   Victoria Davis sold her car. The logic was that if she wasn’t driving it a police officer […]

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Bill de Blasio, Eric Garner, Fathers Day, News, NYPD, Politics -

Holidays like Father’s Day are hard for those who’ve lost a patriarch, especially when the loss is due to a violent death at the hands of the police. Monday, the families of Eric Garner, Delrawn Small and Saheed Vassell, called for the New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio and the NYPD to take action […]

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Bar Brawl, Crime, Featured, New York, News, NYFD, NYPD, NYPD Internal Affairs Bureau, Video -

After a video surfaced of a group of unruly NYC firefighters engaged in a bar brawl and having a drunken fit, the NYPD internal affairs department is investigating why officers did not arrest any of the individuals involved.

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FDNY, FDNY Brawl, Medal Day Ceremony, National, News, NYPD, Race, racism, Video -

The NYPD is looking into a boozy brawl that broke out between a group of […]

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#BlackOnBlue, Black on Blue, Featured, Gun Violence, News, NYPD, Police Brutality -

Muhannad Elrhannai was reportedly hanging out with some friends when he heard a loud bang. That was the sound of the NYPD shooting 34-year-old father Saheed Vassell nine times when he brandished a metal object. “I thought something fell,” Muhannad said on Thursday, according to the New York Daily News. “I looked out (the window), and […]

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Bipolar Disorder, Brooklyn, fatal police shooting, mental health issues, News, NYPD, Saheed Vassell -

Saheed Vassell was killed by police in a hail of bullets, described the 34-year man who suffered from mental health issues. 

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Entangled in controversy, you would think the infamous New York Police Department would have enough […]

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Dismissal Probation, National, News, NYPD, Officer Offenses, Secret NYPD Files -

Between 2011 and 2015, nearly 319 New York Police Department officers who committed offenses serious […]

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Ethel Davis, National, News, NYPD, NYPD Failed Rescue, Sgt. Timothy Brovakos -

Three New York City officers are under scrutiny after chilling footage of their failed rescue […]

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Black Lives Matter, eric garner death, National, News, NYPD, Race -

A Manhattan judge found the NYPD in contempt of court this week after the department […]

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