Public Safety

More than a year after the subway shooting, a dozen train conductors and operators said a lack of protocols and training leaves MTA employees — and subway riders — in danger.
Advocates say that in recent weeks police have targeted migrant shelters and confiscated dozens of mopeds parked outside.
The incident led to the transfer of the detective, the retraining of two others, and changes in police procedure.
After pledging a ‘thorough’ investigation, the NYPD cleared the officers involved in the 2019 shooting. But new records show that investigators allowed police misstatements to stand, despite having body-camera video to disprove them.
Chief of Risk Management Matthew Pontillo was forced to resign last week in connection with his concerns about a surge in police vehicle pursuits.
A memo from Chief of Department Jeffrey Maddrey urges safety first. It comes after a string of crash injuries and a CITY expose of a surge in vehicle pursuits.
The Commission to Combat Police Corruption said that vehicle pursuits that cause harm should be treated the same as unjustifiable use of force.
A fatal collapse at burned-out Beth Hamedrash happened after the city’s preservation panel forced rebuilding, over its own expert’s objections.
The groups will implement hyperlocal programs for at-risk youth in gun violence hotspots.
NYPD Chief of Patrol John Chell, appointed to the role under Mayor Adams, has been unapologetic about the aggressive new tactic.
Chiefs and lieutenants direct scheduling and oversee rescue operations, but miles of Rockaway Beach where multiple drownings took place now lack these leaders.
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When she did anyway, Keechant Sewell figured her days as top cop would end, but a spokesperson for City Hall denies the conversation with the mayor ever took place.
The FDNY has since found multiple e-bikes in the basement. Meanwhile, Mayor Eric Adams has ordered the department to speed up response times to 311 calls about dangerous conditions.
In Bedford-Stuyvesant, residents are demanding organizers of weekly Sunday festivals further curb issues on the avenue.
Earlier this year the City Council forbade selling reconditioned batteries — yet fire department inspectors didn’t look for them in a visit to the now-destroyed store just weeks ago.
An arrestee once accused Edward Caban of saying he was ‘getting ready with the broomstick.’ The CCRB didn’t buy that claim, but found that he’d wrongfully arrested the man.
Dozens of companies supposedly are part of a grassroots effort to fight the plan, but almost two-thirds of them can be traced to the Argentos, who own the neighborhood’s big movie studio.
Chief of Department Jeffrey Maddrey is facing a penalty for abuse of authority that would typically be meted out by the police commissioner. The case is going to a hearing instead.
Despite a law passed by City Council ordering the NYPD to evaluate the work of its Equal Employment Opportunity Division, no assessment has been done.
We obtained the NYPD’s full investigation into the killing of Kawaski Trawick, including documents and audio of interviews with the officers. The records provide a rare window into how exactly a police department examines its own after a shooting.
Civilian Complaint Review Board interim chair Arva Rice said Wednesday that a new unit launched in October to investigate racial profiling and police bias won’t have enough funds to operate past June under the mayor’s proposed budget.