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    NYPD Commissioner Involved In Three-Car Collision

    NYPD Commissioner Involved In Three-Car Collision
    BROOKLYN - A police car carrying NYPD Commissioner Raymond Kelly was involved in a three-car smashup on the snow-slick Gowanus Expressway on Wednesday, cops said. The unmarked police vehicle - a 2008 Ford Expedition - was traveling behind a white van as it merged onto the Belt Parkway entrance ramp near 65th St. in Bay Ridge at 8 p.m., police said. ...
    Published over 6 years ago | Rate This
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    Son of Paralyzed Cop to Join the Force

    NEW YORK -- Among the new NYPD cadets scheduled to be sworn into the police academy is Conor McDonald. He's the son of Steven McDonald who was paralyzed on the job in 1986. The 23-year-old Conor is Steven's only son. His wife was pregnant when he was shot in Central Park and later forgave the shooter. Conor and his fellow cadets ...
    Published almost 7 years ago | Rated +19
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    NYPD Officer On Rape Case: I Don't Kiss and Tell

    NEW YORK — A New York City police officer fighting a rape charge says he was simply being discreet by not telling his police partner about lying in the accuser’s bed with her. New York Police Department Officer Kenneth Moreno testified Wednesday he doesn’t “kiss and tell.” Moreno and Officer Franklin Mata are on trial on charges including rape. They were ...
    Published about 6 years ago | Rated -12
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    Police, First Responders Warned About Dangers of 'Detergent Suicides'

    NEW YORK - Police across the city have been warned that "detergent suicides" - which use household cleaners to create poisonous gas - can also kill cops and other first responders, the Daily News has learned. A recent internal order says people who kill themselves in this way often post warning signs, such as "Hydrogen Sulfide Suicide," so relatives and cops ...
    Published almost 7 years ago | Rated +4
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    Escaped Ex-Con Who Drove Off In Police Cruiser Recaptured

    RIDGEFIELD, CT - The ex-con who pulled a Houdini, speeding away from police while still handcuffed, was arrested Thursday morning at a Connecticut hotel, police said. This time, police said, Jose Rodriguez, 27, was taken into custody without incident when a slew of officers from the NYPD, Connecticut cops and members of a federal task force rolled up on a hotel ...
    Published over 6 years ago | Rated +2
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    Armed Man Killed By Police Left Suicide Note

    NEW YORK - Armed with two loaded pistols, 45-year-old Carl Lastorino of Brooklyn stormed into Peter’s Tire and Rim Shop in East New York yesterday just before 5 p.m. and screamed, "Peter, this is for you!" before opening fire, police say. [photo:606152] The alleged recipient of Lastorino's largess was presumably the shop's owner, 49-year-old Peter Argentina, who was shot once in ...
    Published almost 6 years ago | Rated -3
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    Obama Thanks NYPD for Times Square Bomb Response

    NEW YORK - President Barack Obama made a stop in New York City Thursday to thank the city's police department for its work in tracking down and arresting a man accused of attempting to detonate a car bomb in Times Square on May 1. Mr. Obama told officers their swift work and cooperation with federal investigators in the case serves as ...
    Published about 7 years ago | Rated +8
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    NYPD Undercover Unit Key in NJ Terror Arrests

    NYPD Undercover Unit Key in NJ Terror Arrests
    NEW YORK — The undercover investigator credited with helping stop two would-be terrorists had sought to begin his New York Police Department career like nearly everyone else — as a rookie patrolman. But when police officials learned he spoke Arabic and noticed his calm demeanor, they soon had other plans for him. The recruit agreed to skip the police academy and ...
    Published almost 7 years ago | Rated +11
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    To Prevent Mistaken Identity, NYPD Starts Photographing Irises of Suspects

    NEW YORK (AP) — The New York Police Department is taking photographs of the irises of crime suspects along with their fingerprints and mug shots. The NYPD says the images will be used to help avoid cases of mistaken identity. The process takes about five seconds. Suspects will be scanned using handheld devices when they're arrested and again shortly before they're ...
    Published over 6 years ago | Rate This
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    New York City Safer Than Ever Before?

    New York City Safer Than Ever Before?
    NEW YORK - New York is on pace to record fewer murders in 2009 than in any year in recent memory - and overall crime is plummeting, too, officials said Monday. "All of the experts said it couldn't be done, particularly in a down economy, but we've done it and we should all feel very proud," Mayor Bloomberg boasted in announcing ...
    Published over 7 years ago | Rated +2
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    NYC Responders Sent to Haiti Draw on 9/11

    NYC Responders Sent to Haiti Draw on 9/11
    NEW YORK - When the twin towers came down on Sept. 11, 2001, deputy police inspector Robert Lukach was there, working on the pile, digging through the rubble for survivors. Joe Downey, a New York City fire chief, was there too. He also was in Mississippi after Hurricane Katrina and in Haiti after Hurricane Gustav. Now, the men are leading ...
    Published over 7 years ago | Rated +10
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    The Empire Strikes Bank

    The Empire Strikes Bank
    LONG ISLAND - A lot of robbers use force. This one used the Force. A bandit decked out in a Darth Vader costume strolled into a Long Island bank on Thursday - and walked out with a wad of cash. The villain looked ready for Halloween, wearing the "Star Wars" scoundrel's signature mask and sweeping black cape. He lost some authenticity ...
    Published almost 7 years ago | Rated -2
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    City Chief Decries Dropping of Charge

    Tulsa Police Chief Chuck Jordan is disappointed that the city prosecutor dropped a charge of obstructing police against an elementary school principal, he said Wednesday. The charge, which was filed last month against Lynnette Dixon, 45, was dropped Tuesday afternoon, City Prosecutor Robert Garner confirmed. Dixon is the principal at Hawthorne Elementary School, 1105 E. 33rd St. North. Garner said the ...
    Published about 6 years ago | Rated +1
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    NYPD Bomb Squad Investigates Potential Threat in Union Square

    NYPD Bomb Squad Investigates Potential Threat in Union Square
    NEW YORK — New York City police evacuated part of an apartment building and blocked off some streets near Manhattan's Union Square after a Thursday night report of a suspicious vehicle with gas in the back seat, but nothing threatening was found. NYPD investigators located the owner of the 1991 Oldsmobile Cutlass Ciera, which was parked in front of the Con ...
    Published about 7 years ago | Rate This
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    NYPD Set to Aid Haitian Police

    NYPD Set to Aid Haitian Police
    NEW YORK CITY - New York Police Commissioner Ray Kelly returned to Haiti on Monday to meet with the earthquake-devastated country's president and lay the groundwork for the deployment later this month of six Creole-speaking NYPD officers to help train the Haitian police force. Mr. Kelly, who helped establish an interim police force there after political chaos enveloped Haiti in the ...
    Published almost 7 years ago | Rated +1
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    Police K-9 Retiring From NYPD

    NEW YORK — He's had a good career with the NYPD, and now Blaze is retiring after eight years with New York's finest. The German shepherd has had three operations and is feeling the effects. One was to relieve the pain from a pinched nerve. A second removed an infected toe and the third was for stomach bloat. His handler, Officer ...
    Published about 6 years ago | Rated +8
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    NY Serial Killings: NYPD Duo Has History of Hooker Trouble

    Two NYPD cops are being eyed in the Long Island serial slayings after investigators learned they got into trouble for hiring prostitutes while working for the department, according to sources familiar with the probe. One cop was forced out of the job in the 1990s when his supervisors learned he spent time pursuing hookers and paying street walkers and down-and-out women ...
    Published about 6 years ago | Rated -3
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    New York's Finest Snow-Tow the Line

    A dozen NYPD cops are grabbing their mitts and putting on their coats to tackle Old Man Winter. The snowmen with badges are being trained to operate departmental tow trucks in the event civilian drivers get snarled by a winter storm, police sources said yesterday. The initiative arose in the aftermath of December's massive blizzard that practically brought the Big Apple ...
    Published about 6 years ago | Rated -5
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    FBI No-Show in NYC Terror Probe Raises Questions

    NEW YORK - The glaring absence of federal authorities at this week's announcement of the arrests of two men accused of plotting to attack a New York City synagogue is raising questions about the strength of the case against them and how severe the threat was. The terrorism arrests were announced with fanfare in City Hall and a dramatic photo of ...
    Published about 6 years ago | Rated -8
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    Police Face Cleaver-Wielding Suspect at Temple Service

    Police Face Cleaver-Wielding Suspect at Temple Service
    CLEVELAND — A man entered his Sikh temple in suburban Cleveland early Thursday, raised a meat cleaver near two members preparing for morning prayers, and was shot and killed by police, authorities said. Police don't believe Ravinder Nijjar, 41, of Bedford, had a religious motive for his behavior at the temple, where he worshipped, Police Chief Greg Duber said. Nijjar entered ...
    Published about 7 years ago | Rated +4
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