In a pugnacious defense of what he called a police force bombarded by politics, Mayor Michael Bloomberg lashed out Tuesday at critics of the New York Police Department's stop-and-frisk practice and surveillance programs.
The police commissioner condones wrongful street stops, New York state Sen. Eric Adams testified Monday in a federal trial, a charge the commissioner strongly denied.
Police brass were not concerned with whether patrol officers were saving lives or helping people, they were focused on one thing: numbers, said a New York City police officer testifying in a federal challenge to some street stops.
The New York Police Department's practice of stopping, questioning and frisking people on the street is facing its biggest legal challenge this week with a federal civil rights trial on whether the tactic unfairly targets minorities.
New York City police are working to prevent unscrupulous tow truck drivers from taking storm-damaged vehicles before insurance companies can get to them.
A New Jersey legislative committee has advanced a bill that would require out-of-state law enforcement to notify state officials if they plan on conducting surveillance in the state.
A federal judge has begun a week-long trial in New York to determine if the city police department is unconstitutionally carrying out its stop-and-frisk program outside private apartment buildings.
The NYPD will be doubling the size of its gang unit to combat a surge in social media-fueled violence.