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NYPD Rape Complaints Jump 24%
April 5, 2011
The NYPD logged 340 rape complaints in 2011, as compared with 274 in 2010. Brooklyn had the highest reported number (97), and Manhattan was second (86).
NYPD Cop's Family Upset by 9/11 Death Investigation
March 31, 2011
George Wong, 48, died a week ago of gastric cancer, and his doctor listed the cause of death as "9/11 toxic exposure." Mayor Michael Bloomberg defended the city's decision.
NYPD Helps Seize $10 Million In Hydro Weed
March 31, 2011
A strike force of NYPD officers, DEA agents, and Sullivan County police coordinated the Wednesday bust. Each plant seized could produce a pound of pot worth anywhere from $600 to $1,200 on the street.
Former NYPD Cop Strangled Wife, Dumped Body, Prosecutors Say
March 24, 2011
Coello, who was a New York City police officer for four years until he resigned in 2000, was a person of interest in the disappearance of Tina Adovasio, 40. The 38-year-old Coello had previously faced domestic violence charges.
N.Y. Senator: Ray Kelly Should Take Over FBI
March 22, 2011
U.S. Sen. Charles Shumer has begun lobbying for New York Police Commissioner Ray Kelly to head the FBI in September, when Robert Mueller steps down after 10 years in the post.
Nassau Union Blames Retired NYPD Sgt. for Friendly Fire Death
March 16, 2011
Nassau PBA President James Carver said that retired NYPD Sgt. John Cafarella is known to show up uninvited at crime scenes.
NYPD's Ballistic Vessel Can Thwart Mumbai-Style Attack
March 16, 2011
The jet-propelled boat will arrive with sealed windows to keep out contaminated air and is designed to respond to a suicide or active-shooter attack in the port area.
Retired NYPD Sgt. Yelled "Gun" In Friendly Fire Incident
March 15, 2011
In the moments before the accidental shooting of a Nassau County (N.Y.) Police officer by an MTA officer, a retired NYPD sergeant may have yelled "gun."
NYPD Cop Killed After Ex-Con's Deadly Shove
March 13, 2011
Officer Alain Schaberger, 42, fell about nine feet after George Villaneuva pushed him over the railing on the front stoop of his Boerum Hill home shortly before 5 a.m.
New N.Y. Comms System Won't Fix 9/11 Radio Failures
March 8, 2011
The Port Authority is working on a $130 million plan to hard-wire transmitters, antennas, and broadcast equipment into the building infrastructure that would allow emergency workers to communicate even if power fails during a potential attack.
NYPD Officers Exonerated In Harlem Shootout
March 5, 2011
The four officers who fired nearly 50 shots while breaking up a Harlem block party in August won't face charges relating to the shootout. Officer Brightman had said Alvarez had a gun and had fired at him.
NYPD's Aviation Unit
February 24, 2011
The NYPD's aviation unit deploys its high-tech tools and operates as a regional resource to provide mutual aid to smaller surrounding agencies.
NYPD's Aviation Unit Rescues Stranded Cadets
February 21, 2011
Capt. James Coan deployed a helicopter and crew upstate to an Orange County cliff side, where Officer Steve Browning hovered his craft in 30 mph gusts, while the crew hoisted the cadets to safety.
NYPD Cop: Positive Cocaine Test Caused by Coca Tea
February 19, 2011
Alvaro Casado was fired by the NYPD in March. He challenged his termination, saying he likely tested positive because he drank Mate de Coca tea his girlfriend's mother gave him after he was in a car accident.
Philly Police Saddle Up Mounted Unit
February 17, 2011
Philadelphia faces mighty obstacles to buck the trend of disbanding horse patrol — constructing or renting stables; reacquiring equipment, including leather goods; training officers; purchasing special vehicles; and funding the unit in hard budgetary times.
NYPD Adds Rumbler Siren To Cruisers
February 17, 2011
The Rumbler senses the primary siren tone signal and reduces the signal's frequency by 75 percent. It then amplifies the sound through two subwoofers.
NYPD Cop Tackles Rampage Suspect On Train, Carjacking Details Emerge
February 12, 2011
NYPD Officer Terrance Howard grabbed Maksim Gelman, 23, after he hopped off the No. 2 train shortly before the Times Square station and crossed the tracks to board an uptown No. 3 train. On Monday, details emerged about how Gelman carjacked two men with a knife.
Subject's Father Accidentally Shot During NYPD Narco Raid
January 22, 2011
Officer Andrew McCormack, 37, fired one shot while executing a search warrant at 7 a.m. for the arrest of Albert Colon, 41. The round struck Jose Colon, the 76-year-old father of the subject. He is expected to fully recover.
NYPD Cops Should Have Ducked for Cover, Attorney Says
January 13, 2011
Officers Dawn Ortiz and India Archie were cleared of wrongdoing in 2008 by a police firearms review board soon after the shooting. However, Rita Bieniewicz, a prosecutor in the legal bureau, laid out the tougher disciplinary case against the cops in detail last week in an internal document.
Parole Board Considers Releasing NYPD Sgt.'s Killer
January 3, 2011
Father Michael Levine, a retired DEA agent who now teaches police and lectures on undercover tactics and informant handling, has been active in raising awareness of the hearing and encouraging fellow LEOs to oppose Alston's release.
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