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NAMING NAMES: Search for NYPD Insurrectionists Gets Off to a Weak Start

Streets Blog

Can we name some names here?

Congress demanded, and got, the resignations of the heads of the Capitol Police forces who allowed the Jan. 6 insurrection, but New York officials are moving slowly to root out the alleged Trump insurrectionists and enablers in their security ranks.

Mayor de Blasio told reporters on Monday that any city employee who participated in the insurrection at the Capitol in Washington would be fired. But the mayor did not publicly direct his police commissioner to carry out such terminations.

MANH Lawmakers on the Move: Hoylman’s Police STAT Act Goes Into Effect

New York County Politics

Last Saturday, the Police Statistics and Transparency (STAT) Act, sponsored by State Senator Brad Hoylman (D-Chelsea, Midtown), officially went into effect.

The bill requires the State to record the sex, race and ethnicity of anyone charge with a crime or misdemeanor, and that of anyone who dies in police custody. It passed the New York State Legislature in June, amid a national outcry against police misconduct.

Winners & Losers of 2020

City & State

On paper, 2020 was 12 months, just like any other year. But let’s be real, it felt more like a decade, at least. January was a lifetime ago, back before social distancing, Zoom parties and entire countries shutting down. Those times are but a distant memory, with photos of maskless crowds like relics of a time long past. The biggest story at the beginning of the year – the impeachment of President Donald Trump – was just the first chapter in the epic saga that has been 2020.

Senator Hoylmans Police Stat Act Act Goes Into Effect

Harlem World Magazine

Today, the Police Statistics and Transparency (STAT) Act (S.1830-C/A.10609) sponsored by State Senator Brad Hoylman and Assemblymember Joe Lentol takes effect.

Almost six months after it was signed into law by Governor Cuomo.

This legislation requires New York State to collect and report data on the race, ethnicity and sex of anyone arrested and charged with a misdemeanor or violation, as well as of anyone who dies while in police custody or an attempt to establish custody.

Dermot Shea's Rocky First Year as NYPD Commissioner

Gotham Gazette

This past Wednesday, December 2, marked one year since Dermot Shea was sworn in as the 44th commissioner of the New York Police Department, the third commissioner to serve in the role under Mayor Bill de Blasio. Shea’s first year in the top-cop job has been tumultuous and punctuated with controversy; a trial by fire in unprecedented times, and he often came up short, as judged by critics on both his left and his right and those simply frustrated by police brutality and rising crime.

Family Sues NYPD for Wrongful Death after Shooting of Rockland Native

Rockland County Times

On Tuesday, Nov. 24, the family of Antonio Williams’ held a virtual press conference calling for the firing of the NYPD officers who shot and killed the 27-year-old father and NYPD Officer Brian Mulkeen on Sept 29 2019.  The incident took place after plainclothes officers attempted to arrest Williams for unspecified reasons. Officer Mulkeen was a victim of friendly fire. Williams’ family announced that they have filed a lawsuit with the Bronx Supreme Court which alleges that the shooting “violated New York state law and the NYPD’s departmental regulations.”