Crime

Bishop Lamor Whitehead declines to speak to THE CITY’s account of a parishioner who alleges he bilked her out of $90,000 — or about another $335,000 a judge ruled he owes a New Jersey business.
Prosecutors allege that the scaffolding at 243 Fourth Avenue had been left unfastened for days, leading it to blow off and severely injure 32-year-old Haley Keating.
Last year, 42 people arrested by the NYPD gave their address as the Fresh Meadows facility housing people released from jails and prisons.
Frank R. James was caught after a tipster said he was at a Manhattan McDonald’s, officials said. He is being hit with federal terrorism on mass transit charges.
The street-crime police units are back under Mayor Adams with a new name. Officials say they will be looking for guns in 30 precincts. Can you record them on your phone? Do they have to provide ID? We answer these questions and more.
Mark Hale, who himself led Brooklyn’s wrongful-conviction unit, faces tough questions about what he knew, and when, during the decades-old murder trial of Anthony Sims.
At a vigil near stabbing victim’s Chinatown building, Asian leaders and groups demand action on mental illness and women’s safety.
The de Blasio years saw an 11% decline in major crimes — but murders and shootings are on the upswing.
Residents and neighbors say they don’t mind the dozen-block gauntlet of cameras set up by the Diego Beekman Mutual Housing Association in Mott Haven — unlike Brooklyn tenants who filed a complaint with the state.
Prosecutors charged Kathleen Casillo with two counts on Monday for allegedly running over Midtown marchers in December. Those sent to the hospital say the charges amount to a slap on the wrist for her — and a slap in the face for them.
The MTA says five employees have been assaulted between 1 a.m. and 5 a.m. since May. But union heads contend that’s an undercount. “I wasn’t sworn into this job to take beatdowns,” said one worker who was attacked on the job.
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Mayor de Blasio’s “MAP” plan to help high-crime developments with extra NYPD cops and community services failed to stem violence at public housing developments last year, THE CITY’s examination shows.
Delilah Goble, whose husband was killed in a March arson fire that engulfed a No. 2 train, says a tribute run along the route planned for the anniversary of that tragic day might help her “start riding the train again.”
A mother who lost a son, a cop, a violence interrupter and an academic weigh in on the murder spike that’s accompanied the pandemic — and talk about how to drive the violence back down.
Charles Barry became the poster child for the fight to repeal bail reform. But some criminal justice advocates say his case illustrates the system’s failure to address problems that could have kept him out of jail.
Prakash Churaman, 21, has been behind bars since age 15, convicted in a Queens murder. But he’s turning down a plea deal that could set him free — and is ready to risk a new trial that could send him away for decades.
“I was just doing my job,” said Anthony Reid. He’s one of more than 70 drivers targeted in “COVID-related” incidents since Gov. Cuomo ordered face coverings in public transit.
More than 300 reports obtained by THE CITY detailing sometimes violent and bizarre behavior offer snapshots of commuting during record-low ridership.
More MTA cops and private security guards are on tap as officials grapple with a crime increase that had them mulling seeking National Guard help.
A new taxpayer-subsidized building in Mayor de Blasio’s housing push used a contractor prosecutors say is tied to Gambino crime family.
The Gambino crime family inflated bills for work on a Chelsea condo complex with a $25m penthouse — and a $1.5m tax credit, prosecutors allege.