Public Safety

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.
DA Mimi Rocah’s investigation was triggered by a 2020 Gothamist series unearthing allegations of rampant police corruption in Mount Vernon, New York.
The subway rider was strangled by a fellow straphanger while seemingly in the throes of a mental health crisis. Police and prosecutors have released little information.
At least a dozen members of the NYC Department of Finance’s Sheriff’s Office have been accused of pilfering alcohol and other goods that had been confiscated during the city’s pandemic shutdown.
Data analysis by THE CITY shows that certain NYPD precincts have a higher proportion of inexperienced new police officers than others — and that officers tend to receive more complaints at the early stages of their careers.
The pop-up art show curated from a civil liberties perspective is about ‘29 million dreams deferred.’
The case against Odessa Safety comes after undercover agents reported they exchanged cash for documents that falsely certified they received 40 hours of required safety training.
People shot in southern Queens are more likely to die than those anywhere else in New York City. Now the state is committing $150 million to build a new ER with a big boost in capacity.
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Jeffrey Maddrey overrode a Brooklyn police sergeant’s decision to book a former colleague who pursued three boys in Brownsville — with his firearm drawn, they say.
Civilian Complaint Review Board determined that Chief of Department Jeffrey Maddrey committed misconduct when he intervened in the 2021 arrest of a retired cop who had chased three boys in Brownsville.
Trawick’s parents and supporters are calling for the termination of officers Brendan Thompson and Herbert Davis — as has happened to only one officer, based on a probe by the Civilian Complaint Review Board, since 2012.
Public Advocate Jumaane Williams on Monday became the only elected official to validate the three boys’ claims that ex-cop Kruythoff Forrester chased them for seven minutes and pointed a gun at them in Nov. 2021.
Retired officer Kruythoff Forrester was arrested and sprung within hours after NYPD Chief Jeffrey Maddrey showed up at the precinct. The three boys Forrester chased say they’ve felt like no one in power has believed them.
Housing Authority was warned about broken trash ducts at developments in The Bronx and Upper West Side before blazes that killed 6-year-old and injured multiple tenants.
The New York City Police Foundation has steered millions of dollars raised by powerful New Yorkers to back sometimes controversial law enforcement projects.
An interim IG has released just one report on the city’s police department this year, as staff shortages render a city oversight body toothless.
Mayor stands by Chief of Department Jeffrey Maddrey following THE CITY’s video investigation of the 2021 incident — while an attorney for three boys who alleged an ex-officer menaced them demands further investigation.