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Parents Demand a Federal Probe in NY Police Shooting

by Associated Press
Police Car.

Noonday News, Flickr

The parents of a black teenager shot to death by a white New York City police officer in 2012 are demanding a federal civil rights probe.

The parents of Ramarley Graham led several dozen people in a short march from a park to the federal prosecutor's office Wednesday.

They submitted a letter demanding a full federal investigation, a grand jury probe and a meeting with the U.S. attorney.

NYC Drops Federal Appeal in Stop and Frisk Cases

by Associated Press
NYPD car.

Jason Lawrence, Flickr

New York City has dropped its appeal of rulings in stop-and-frisk cases. The move is aimed at speeding reforms it has agreed to in a settlement.

   The city's law department filed papers Wednesday with the 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals.

   The goal is to end years of litigation over the city's controversial anti-crime tactic. Those who brought lawsuits did not oppose the action.

   The city reached a deal earlier this year with plaintiffs in lawsuits.

Still Cool to be a Cop

by Jeff Coltin
Law enforcement explorers at Fordham

Explorers during morning exercises, Jeff Coltin, WFUV News

Police officer has always been one of the coolest professions, up there with astronaut and rock star. But is it still that way in New York City?

NY Judge Rejects Stop-Frisk Police Union Claims

by Associated Press
NYPD squad car.

rollingrck, Flickr

A judge has rejected efforts by police unions to overturn a court ruling concluding that New York City's stop-frisk tactics sometimes are discriminatory.

   Judge Analisa Torres issued the decision Wednesday. The unions had sued to get the ruling overturned after the city decided to settle the case. It agreed to make reforms to the program to ensure there is no discrimination against minorities.

   The judge rejected the unions' claims the reputations of their members were damaged by the decision finding discrimination.

Protesters: Fire NYPD Commissioner Bratton

by Associated Press
NYPD William Bratton.

Wikimedia

A group of demonstrators is calling for the resignation of New York City Police Commissioner William Bratton.

   The group, known as "New Yorkers Against Bratton," held a small protest Monday outside City Hall.

   Protesters said Bratton needs to be fired after the death of a Staten Island man in police custody.

   The NYPD did not immediately respond to a comment request.

   Eric Garner died Thursday after he was arrested for selling loose cigarettes.

In Wake of Global Warnings, NYPD Boosts Local Security

by Connor Ryan
Police car.

Giacomo Barbaro, Flickr

Amid global travel warnings issued by the U.S. State Department and the closure of several embassies in the Muslim world, the New York Police Department has heightened security around the city. Additional officers have been assigned to patrol houses of worship, as well as iconic local sites, including the Empire State Building and the World Trade Center, according to the Associated Press. 
 

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