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NYPD Imposes No Discipline on Cops Who Drove SUVs into Protesters

Two NYPD officers who drove their SUVs into a crowd of protesters blocking a Brooklyn street at the height of the George Floyd protests in late May 2020 have been cleared of wrongdoing by police commissioner Edward Caban, Civilian Complaint Review Board officials confirmed Friday. Caban endorsed an NYPD administrative trial judge’s recommendation that officer […]

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Budget Cuts Hit Preschools, Cops, Libraries as Mayor Blames Migrants

New York City’s expansion of universal pre-k, some trash pickup, and library services have been slashed as part of Mayor Eric Adams’ “extremely painful” cuts in a newly-announced budget modification that looks to trim the city’s spending.  Every agency will see 5% budget reductions this month, the mayor’s budget officials said, as the city faces […]

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Department of Ignored: Agencies Refuse to Heed Hundreds of DOI Recommendations

Every year, the city’s Department of Investigation issues bold and critical recommendations intended to help city government function more effectively and efficiently, as part of its agency probes.  But increasingly, and especially under Mayor Eric Adams, the department is being downsized, the scale and scope of its investigative insights is diminishing and some of its […]

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Before Shelter Melee, Adams Aide Found Guilty of Obstructing NYPD Investigation into Domestic Incident

A top operative for Mayor Eric Adams now under investigation over allegations that he assaulted a migrant shelter security guard was once convicted by the NYPD of impeding an internal investigation of a domestic incident and placed on a list of cops with credibility issues, THE CITY has learned. Timothy Pearson, a longtime friend of […]

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What We Know About Tim Pearson, the Eric Adams Operative Under Investigation for Shelter Melee

He’s got no public schedule to speak of. He’s rarely seen in public with Eric Adams, but has the mayor’s ear across a variety of subjects. He works for a quasi-city agency, the Economic Development Corporation, but runs point for City Hall on security in migrant shelters and makes top-level decisions about the New York […]