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Bratton Names Training Head as First NYPD Deputy

by Associated Press
NYPD squad car.

Andre Gustavo Stumpf, Flickr 

The head of training at the New York Police Department who served two presidents and has a history of working on civil rights was named the NYPD's second in command Wednesday after the chief named to the job abruptly quit.

   Benjamin Tucker, a retired NYPD officer and lawyer, is revamping the department's use of force training and is uniquely qualified for the job of first deputy commissioner, Commissioner William Bratton said. The job entails handling both community and police relations, he said.

Morning Brief: October 20

by Jeff Coltin
Lincoln Center

Lincoln Center, Fabio Sola Penna/flickr

The controversial opera “The Death of Klinghoffer” will open tonight at the Metropolitan Opera after months of protests and threats. The opera is about the 1985 hijacking of a passenger liner and some, including the daughters of deceased real-life subject Leon Klinghoffer—claim it’s anti-semitic. The Post reports that the NYPD—both in uniform and plainclothes—will have a heavy presence at Lincoln Center to keep things running smoothly.

Hate Crimes Up Against Muslim, Jewish New Yorkers

by Associated Press
NYPD officers.

katie chao and ben muessig, Flickr

Suspected hate crimes against Jewish and Muslim people have increased in New York City following unrest overseas this summer, but the attacks are random and not from any organized group, police officials said Wednesday.

   Deputy Chief Michael Osgood, who heads the special victims division, said there's been an increase since July 1, when reports about the unrest in Gaza and the Islamic State group became front-page news.

Morning Brief: September 8

by Jeff Coltin
iPhone 5c

John Karakatsanis/flickr

Consumer tech-giant Apple is all set to launch the latest iPhone on Tuesday in Cupertino, California. Rumor has it they may drop a new “smart watch” as well. But while some techies are going wild following the rumor mill, most people seem to not even be able to tell the difference. Like in 2012 when Jimmy Kimmel Live tested people on the street about the “new” iPhone they were holding.  

Thousands to March Against NYPD Chokehold Death

by Associated Press
Al Sharpton.

Ewils Photo, Flickr

Thousands are set to march to protest the death of an unarmed black man who died after being placed in a chokehold by a white New York police officer.

The Saturday march in Staten Island is being led by the Rev. Al Sharpton's National Action Network.

It begins on the street where the 43-year-old Eric Garner was placed in the fatal hold last month and ends at the office of Staten Island District Attorney Daniel Donovan, who this week said he's sending the case to a grand jury.

Thousands to March Against NYPD Chokehold Death

by Associated Press
Al Sharpton.

Ewils Photo, Flickr

Thousands are set to march to protest the death of an unarmed black man who died after being placed in a chokehold by a white New York police officer.

The Saturday march in Staten Island is being led by the Rev. Al Sharpton's National Action Network.

It begins on the street where the 43-year-old Eric Garner was placed in the fatal hold last month and ends at the office of Staten Island District Attorney Daniel Donovan, who this week said he's sending the case to a grand jury.

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.

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