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Familiar Face Returns to Take Helm at NYPD

William Bratton was sworn in as New York City’s 42nd police commissioner on Jan. 2, marking his return to the position he held in the 1990s during the tenure of then-Mayor Rudy Giuliani. This time, Bratton was tapped to lead the NYPD by newly elected Mayor Bill de Blasio, who said he wants the veteran cop to help restore the relationship between the department and some of the city’s minority groups. ...

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Report: NYPD Deadly Shootings Jumped Almost 80%

Shootings involving New York Police Department officers, whether as the shooter or the victim, rose steeply in 2012, according to a new report by the department. NYPD officers fatally shot 16 people in 2012, up from nine in 2011. Officers shot and wounded an additional 14 subjects. Meanwhile, the number of officers wounded by subjects rose from three in 2011 to 13 in 2012, the October 2013 report shows. No ...

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NYPD’s ‘Stop-and-Frisk’ Produces Few Convictions, Report Finds

Only a fraction of the millions of “stop-and-frisk” procedures conducted by New York police officers over the past few years have resulted in convictions, a new report has found. The New York Police Department’s (NYPD) contentious policy – formally known as “stop, question and frisk” – is the subject of ongoing federal lawsuits. Proponents say stop-and-frisk has helped cut the city’s crime rate; opponents s ...

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Appeals Court Halts Changes to NYPD’s Stop-and-Frisk

A federal appeals court has stalled a set of mandated changes to the New York Police Department’s controversial “stop-and-frisk” practice, while also kicking the trial judge off the case. U.S. District Court Judge Shira A. Scheindlin compromised “the appearance of impartiality” by steering the underlying lawsuit to her courtroom and by commenting to the media while the case was pending, the U.S. Court of Ap ...

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