NEW YORK -- Authorities today were focusing on what caused a construction boom crane to crash to the ground at a Manhattan worksite, killing one construction worker and seriously injuring another.
The dead worker was identified by police as Michael Simmermeyer, 30, of Burlington, N.J. He was pronounced dead... Read More »
Four New York City detectives have been placed on desk duty and stripped of their guns for reportedly drinking on duty two weeks ago to celebrate one officer's birthday at a steakhouse in the city's Washington Heights neighborhood.
Investigators are still looking into a more serious allegation that one of... Read More »
About a year ago, controversy arose after it was reported that the New York Police Department had shown an anti-Muslim film during officer training. In response, an official at first denied that the movie had been shown, then said it had been viewed only "a couple of times."
A year later, however, documents... Read More »
The crime rate is down in New York City. That's a happy statistic, except for one man, Robert Weston, who makes his living finding "fillers," "dummies," "decoys" or "known innocents" for police lineups around town. Read More »
A Brooklyn mother claims that a former NYPD officer abused his status to force her 13-year-old runaway daughter into sexual slavery. Mother and daughter are now suing for $25 million.
Wayne Taylor and his girlfriend, Zalika Brown, allegedly "bought" the girl for $500 back in January 2008 and then made her... Read More »
Should the police be allowed to be your friendly neighbor?
If that means tossing around a football with a 7-year-old while they are on duty, then perhaps not. Four members of the New York police department were patrolling the Webster Houses in the Bronx last summer when they came across a scene worth... Read More »