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NYPD Officers on a Secret Watchlist Jeopardize Prosecutions

After prosecutors flagged hundreds of cops caught fixing tickets for friends and family a decade ago, the officers’ work was supposed to get an extra level of scrutiny. Some cases fell apart anyway.

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Adams: ‘I Was Wrong.’ Mayoral Leader Finally Apologizes for Sexist Smear of Whistleblower Cop

In 1991, Adams labeled Officer Lizette Lebron a "scorned lover" and paraded photos of her in a bathing suit to discredit her for exposing a cheating scandal. After THE CITY detailed the episode, the mayoral frontrunner offered a public mea culpa.

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Eric Adams Once Led Sexist Smear Campaign Against a Whistleblower Cop

In 1991, Adams portrayed Officer Lizette Lebron as the "scorned lover" of another cop and displayed a picture of her in a bathing suit after she exposed a cheating scandal. The mayoral frontrunner now expresses "regret" — but Lebron is still haunted by the attacks.

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De Blasio Refuses to Pay $320K Running Bill for Presidential Campaign NYPD Security

The mayor secretly asked whether taxpayers could pick up the tab for his police detail as he traversed the country — and was told no. He’s refusing to pony up, and has little campaign cash on hand as he flirts with a run for governor.

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As NYPD Pounds Dirt Bikes Into Scrap, Defiant Riders Cry Foul and Vroom On

Police say they’re on track to confiscate and crush up to 3,000 illegal ATVs and motorbikes by the end of the year — far more than in 2020. But owners, who argue their property is being unfairly destroyed, say they’re just seeking safe places to ride.

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NYC School Safety Agent Shortage Looms as Vaccination Mandate Deadline Nears

Hundreds, if not thousands of guards could come off the payroll for refusing to get their shots — putting student safety in jeopardy, principals say. Meanwhile, 10,000 teachers have yet to upload proof of vaccination, according to education officials.

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City Tells Students Heading Back to School to Hop Turnstiles With Form Letters

School started Monday in New York, but some students who need free MetroCards to travel to and from class are still waiting to receive them. That’s raising concerns among some principals that students could end up in trouble with the police.

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NYPD Gang Database Targeted By City Council Member

Antonio Reynoso proposes bill to ban list of tens of thousands of Black and Latino New Yorkers monitored by police as potential members of criminal crews.

‘Luckiest Man Alive’: Why 9/11 First Responders’ Outlooks May Improve Even as Physical Health Fails

Ailing first responders consistently report better mental health-related quality of life than average Americans, a new FDNY study found. Cases in point: NYPD Det. Luis Alvarez and Firefighter Ray Pfeifer, who fought for the Victim Compensation Fund Act before they died.

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How Bullying and Spying on Muslims After 9/11 Spawned a Justice-Seeking Generation

The exposure of the NYPD’s sprawling surveillance program is seen as a turning point for many in the Muslim and South Asian communities — a moment that galvanized neighbors to organize and become more civically engaged.

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No NYC Subway Riders Got Fined for Defying Mask Mandate in August

Police booted passengers 21 times for refusing to mask up, the lowest level in nearly a year. Meanwhile, the number of riders who complied with warnings jumped — even amid complaints that some cops are going maskless.

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De Blasio Pledges to Speed Up Discipline Against Accused Cops After Years of Logjams

The mayor said he would hire more NYPD lawyers — more than 2 ½ years after the recommendation of a panel of law enforcement experts who identified a major backlog of cases. "Let’s just do it," de Blasio said after THE CITY pressed him.

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Department of Investigation Confirms Probe of NYPD Gang Database After Advocates Rally

The DOI on Tuesday revealed it began investigating the Criminal Group Database in 2018 — and told THE CITY the examination is "now in its final stages." The news came after a coalition of activist groups renewed calls for a look into the controversial files.

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Cops Still Handling Most 911 Mental Health Calls Despite Efforts to Keep Them Away

A pilot program that’s supposed to send teams of EMTs and social workers to help people in emotional distress isn’t working as planned so far: Police are responding to 80% of emergency calls for help, THE CITY has learned.

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Washington Square Park Neighbors Pleaded for Help, Records Show

In scores of reports to 311, locals complained about loud music, rowdy partying and fireworks at the iconic Greenwich Village park, the subject of a controversial curfew. "We’re desperate. Please help," one resident wrote.

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All Cops Should Submit DNA Samples to Avoid Crime-Scene Confusion: Federal Report

Researchers hope the review will prod the NYPD to convince its unions to create a database of all officers to avoid possible wrongful arrests and convictions. But will New York cop unions comply?

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Part Two of Brownsville Police Pull-Back Program Shows Success Even in Warm Weather

"To capture the spirit of what was going on on the block, and how it made everybody feel and lifted everybody’s spirits, is not something that you can really put in words," one participant said.

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Bronx Cops in Kawaski Trawick Killing Guilty of Misconduct, CCRB Finds

The Civilian Complaint Review Board says Officer Brendan Thompson, who fired the fatal shot, improperly used his Taser and gun, and failed to quickly seek medical help. NYPD Commissioner Dermot Shea has final say on discipline.

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Just Five Cops Face Serious Penalties in De Blasio’s Promised Accounting of NYPD Protest Misconduct Caught on Video

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Public Advocate Blasts Delays on de Blasio’s Mental Health ‘Diversion Centers’

Jumaane Williams, citing THE CITY’s report that one center is empty and another barely used after millions spent, demands answers on the ThriveNYC projects. "It’s beyond frustrating," he said.