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Remote Judges Fight for Return to In-Person Sessions for Summonses

Hearing officers at the city Office of Administrative Trials and Hearings protest plan that could make phone calls the standard way costly fines get refereed.

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U.S. Open Begins Following World Tennis Events Marked by Suspected Match-Fixing

Both Wimbledon and the French Open were dogged by suspicious betting patterns now under investigation in Europe. Here’s how New York City’s own Grand Slam tournament is working to keep the games clean.

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City Readies to Pay Incentives to People at Risk of Committing Gun Violence

The Advance Peace model of mentoring and rewards for reaching life goals has been proven to work in other cities and is about to get its biggest test yet.

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NYPD Union Contract Puts Taxpayers on the Hook to Defend Officers When the City Won’t

A little-known labor contract provision obligates New Yorkers to help pay officers’ legal bills in lawsuits that city lawyers decline to defend.

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City Hall Was Readying to Release Records on NYPD Cops Cited for Misconduct — Before Its Lawyers Said No

Following a court order sealing most but not all police disciplinary files, Corporation Counsel says it’s "not worthwhile" to issue remaining records, despite landmark 50-a law repeal.

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The Complaint Files NYPD Unions Don’t Want You to See

THE CITY has obtained more than 250 civilian reports alleging police abuses, from bullying to brutality. Read details from some of the records law enforcement groups are waging a court battle to keep confidential.

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Help Us Hold the NYPD Accountable

Have you ever filed a complaint against a cop? Are you a police officer who tried to call out misconduct? We want to hear from you.

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De Blasio’s ‘Stalled’ Pet NYPD Neighborhood Policing Plan Draws Outside Look

In January, the Police Department quietly hired a white-owned consulting firm to "revisit" the signature reform effort the mayor touts as a cure-all for cop-civilian clashes.

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Jury’s Out on Prosecution of Parents Who Leave Kids in Cars

Some DAs urge caution in pressing criminal charges like those against Juan Rodriguez in the death of his young twins in the Bronx.

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Katz Tops Cabán in Recount as Queens DA Fight Starts New Round

Melinda Katz takes a 60-vote lead in Democratic primary for Queens district attorney, but insurgent Tiffany Cabán’s poised for a legal battle.


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Bronx Prosecutors Want to Keep an Eye on You

The Bronx DA is creating a database of private security camera locations to help ID suspected criminals. Civil liberties advocates are concerned.