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De Blasio and Council Move to Widen Net for NYPD Misconduct Probes

The Civilian Complaint Review Board would gain power to initiate its own investigations under a measure the mayor first proposed while running for public advocate over a decade ago.

PBA Super PAC Tries to Swing Staten Island and Queens Council Races for Police Allies

Independent expenditure groups threw around cash during the citywide primary campaign. Now some are trying to influence up-for-grabs contests in Tuesday’s general election. One big beneficiary: Council hopeful and PBA pal Sal Albanese.

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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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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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Five Days Without Cops: Could Brooklyn Policing Experiment be a ‘Model for the Future’?

NYPD officers in Brownsville temporarily withdrew from part of Mother Gaston Boulevard as violence interrupter groups and city agencies stepped in. One elected official called the pilot program "defund the police in actuality."

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