Criminal Justice

The Rochester Police Department firing gags onto protestors on September 5, 2020.
Before Daniel Prude’s death, Rochester overhauled its police oversight board to give it significantly more power.
Protestors in Rochester gather at the site of Daniel Prude's death on Thursday, September 3rd.
New York City has no monopoly on alleged police misconduct and systemic racism in law enforcement.
Protestors on July 17, 2019 memorializing five years since the murder of Eric Garner.
The council is planning to introduce the legislation Thursday following outcries from the NYPD and police unions.
The 9-millimeter semiautomatic is attached at the hip to every officer in the New York Police Department from their first day in uniform to their last.
Police reform advocates say disarming police would save lives.
New York City Police Commissioner Dermot Shea.
Before acceding to the top job, Dermot Shea and James O’Neill were each accused of misconduct.
State Senator Zellnor Myrie on July 21, 2020.
The Brooklyn lawmaker wants to hold gun manufacturers accountable with a proposed change to the state’s criminal nuisance law.
New York State Attorney General Letitia on August 6th taking questions after announcing that New York State will sue the NRA. after announcing
Charity law experts say the allegations are bad enough to pursue dissolution, but that’s an unlikely outcome.
Still from the video of Nikki Stone's arrest at 2nd ave and 25th Street.
Arrests by plainclothes officers in unmarked vehicles are common in communities of color, advocates and legislators say.
New York City Police Department officers on patrol.
A federal judge temporarily blocked their release until mid-August.
Former New York Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver leaves U.S. District Court after he was sentenced to 6 1/2 years in prison on July 20, 2020.
After years of dodging federal prison, the former New York Assembly Speaker gets yet another sentence for corruption.