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NY Police Unions Sue Over City's New Use-of-Force Law

The “diaphragm clause” of the law — which allows for DAs to bring a misdemeanor charge if an officer uses any move during an arrest that could limit breathing — “stands to criminalize the lawful use of force, (and) threatens both police and public safety,” the lawsuit reads.

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New York Artist Ordered to Remove Blue Line Painted on Roadway

An artist and activist who is a supporter of law enforcement officers recently painted a blue line in front of a police precinct house on Staten Island in New York. Now he's been told by city attorneys representing the Department of Transportation that he must remove the paint and restore the pavement to its original condition.

ProPublica Publishes NYPD Discipline Records Online

The non-profit news organization ProPublica obtained and then published in an online database the disciplinary records of nearly 4,000 officers with the New York Police department.

NYPD Chief to Command Staff at Meeting: "We Can't be Afraid" of New Force Law

Chief Terence Monahan was referencing officer hesitation caused by the city's new law that criminalizes even accidentally kneeling or sitting on a subject.

NYPD Clears Out "Occupy City Hall" Encampment

In a predawn raid, officers with the New York Police Department cleared out the "Occupy City Hall" encampment that had begun as an anti-police protest but morphed into a gathering dominated mostly by homeless people.

New York Officer in Viral Video Named Assistant Basketball Coach

An officer with the Syracuse Police Department who became nationally famous after a viral video showed him challenging local young people to one-on-one competitions has been added as an assistant coach for the Cicero-North Syracuse's boys basketball team during the school district's board meeting Monday night.

Off-Duty New York Officer Saves 2 Dogs from House Fire

An off-duty officer with the Syracuse (NY) Police Department is being lauded for saving two dogs from a house fire late last week.

2 Men Arrested Following Attack on NYPD Officers During Protest

Two men were arrested Thursday in connection with an attack on police officers responding to a demonstration that turned violent earlier this week in New York City.

Martial Arts Master Warns New NYPD Arrest and Control Rules are Dangerous for Officers and Arrestees

“When you remove the safest control method, you force them to use the less safe tools that they have,” said Rener Gracie, 36, including firearms.

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NY Troopers Union Demands that Members be Removed from NYC Over City's New Use-of-Force Law

"We have arrived at this unfortunate decision due to the hastily written so-called police reform legislation recently passed by the New York City Council," said PBA President Thomas H. Mungeer. "This poorly conceived bill puts an undue burden upon our troopers; it opens them up to criminal and civil liability for restraining a person during a lawful arrest in a manner that is consistent with their training and is legal throughout the rest