Public Safety

Report from Civilian Complaint Review Board sums up consequences of 321 investigations, many for improper use of force.
City law enforcement officials and City Council members probed the grimmer side of NYC’s rowdy cannabis gray market.
Allowed by law since 2019, Emergency Risk Protection Orders that bar certain people from buying guns were barely used. That changed in August.
An inquiry that followed the killing of No. 2 train operator Garrett Goble led to the discovery that the transit agency has not provided annual “escape hood” training to thousands of subway workers.
Police claimed that Joseph T. assaulted them in the May 2020 incident, but body camera footage published by THE CITY showed otherwise.
Chilly residents of one Baruch building are also dealing with holes in the wall and leaks in the ceiling that get plastered over, but not fixed.
Deadly fires at apartment buildings are leading property managers to confront their apparent cause: e-bike batteries.
Fires caused by the lithium-ion batteries in e-bikes, scooters and other mobile equipment are on the rise in New York City. Here’s how to stay safe, according to experts.
The allegations had previously been dismissed by the NYPD and the Staten Island District Attorney’s Office despite explosive video footage from two separate car stops in Staten Island in 2018.
Advocates for those with mental health issues requested a temporary stay on the new plan they say broadened the justification for forcibly detaining people. City lawyers say no one has been taken in yet.
The announcements became ubiquitous in just a couple of days, but some conductors say it’s background noise and could actually put a bigger target on their backs.
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The surprise 2021 announcement was just the start of the plan’s woes, which has been scrapped after months of miscommunication, according to staffers from the CA-based organization.
A ‘free-for-all’ of bikes, e-bikes, scooters and e-scooters on sidewalks causes copious complaining to 311
Lt. Eric Dym, who retired in the face of stiff penalties, asks critics: “What do you want to see?” They have some words for him.
A ruling says state officials went too far in their response to the U.S. Supreme Court decision nixing New York’s tough permit restrictions.
Evolv Technology scanner misses aluminum tubes, even as it sounds alarms for umbrellas, reviews by a tech group and THE CITY found. A deputy mayor’s schedules show repeated meetings with the company.
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“We’re not clerical workers: We’re first responders,” said one 10-year veteran dispatcher. “We take one million calls every year. We’re undervalued.”
An audit by the state comptroller documents growing lags in investigating civilian complaints, in part due to delays from the NYPD — and the problem is only getting worse.
With the plan to shut down Rikers Island looming, the Department of Correction is prepping for a battle over control of all city lockups.
Lt. Eric Dym faced discipline on 52 allegations, but he won’t be terminated for misconduct. Only one CCRB probe in the past decade has led to that outcome — for the officer who killed Eric Garner.
Officer Vincent D’Andraia agreed to training, coaching and restitution — as urged by a woman injured during the George Floyd demonstrations in 2020.