The nonprofit newsroom, THE CITY, hosted a panel discussion in Flatiron about the future of policing in New York City under a new mayoral administration. Moderated by THE CITY Deputy Editor Hasani Gittens, the Nov. 10 discussion explored police reform efforts that have worked and how they could be implemented by the NYPD.
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Victoria Davis and Victor Dempsey, siblings of Delrawn Small, Communities United for Police Reform, and the Justice Committee are demanding that NYPD Officer Wayne Isaacs, who killed Small in 2016, be fired. The group met with the Civilian Complaint Review Board (CCRB) regarding the case.
With the Bill de Blasio era in the rearview mirror, New York City Mayor Eric Adams has quickly established himself at City Hall. But there’s a line of demarcation between what elected officials hope to get out of the next four years and what some activists expect they will get.
New York City Comptroller Brad Lander said that Adams is more than capable of handling the big problems.
New York City’s new mayor says he picked Keechant Sewell as the city's first female police commissioner partly because of her poise in handling a mock crisis he threw at her in the interview process.
Within hours of her Jan. 1 swearing-in, Sewell was confronted with a real one: an officer shot outside a police station while sleeping in his car between shifts.
He’s pushed the mantra of “law and order,” but what about “equity and order?”
This week marked Eric Adams’ first week as mayor of New York City. The Black, male mayor has preached the mantra of taking back the streets that are already in the people’s possession.
For many New Yorkers, the inauguration of Eric Adams as the 110th mayor of New York City – and only the second Black person to serve in the position – has evoked a range of feelings, from excitement at the possibility of change to confusion and concern.
Bill de Blasio rode into office on the big promise of ending “the tale of two cities” by reducing the gaps between the haves and have-nots. He was the first Democrat elected to lead New York City since David Dinkins won his one and only term in 1989.
The New York City Police Department ignored the disciplinary recommendations of its oversight board in more than two-thirds of substantiated misconduct cases over more than 20 years, according to a report released by the New York Civil Liberties Union on December 14.
A few months ago, Salley May showed up at a mosque in Harlem where a woman was having a mental health crisis, holding children inside and refusing to allow people in or out. About 50 onlookers had gathered outside, as well as a large number of police officers.
A New York state judge ruled last week that the New York City Police Department illegally withheld body-worn footage in two police shootings, including the killing of Kawaski Trawick.
The judge said at an October hearing in the case that the NYPD had been operating in “bad faith.”
Body-worn cameras have been widely adopted by police departments over the past decade and can provide crucial evidence in misconduct cases. But like many police departments, the NYPD maintains full control over the footage, deciding what gets released and when.