Criminal Justice

New York City’s plan to build new jails to replace the notorious Rikers Island complex dominated headlines this fall.
The top criminal justice bills on Albany’s 2020 agenda.
New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio (right) announced that Dermot Shea (center) will be the next Commissioner of the New York Police Department, replacing James O'Neill (left).
He has a lot in common with his predecessor.
Controversial proposals regarding the NYPD’s Civilian Complaint Review Board are on the ballot.
Protesters against solitary confinement at New York state correctional facilities, during a rally to urge New York state legislators to pass reform legislation at the state Capitol.
In a letter exclusively obtained by City & State, 137 progressive groups demand passage on first day of legislative session.
Gwen Carr, mother of Eric Garner, stands with Rev. Al Sharpton during a news conference outside of New York Police headquarters.
Legislators are pushing for transparent police records. The Police Benevolent Association argues that puts officers at risk.
New York City Council Speaker Corey Johnson delivering a passionate speech at City Hall in favor of closing the Rikers Island jail complex.
It’s a major overhaul, here’s the breakdown in dollars and square feet.
A NYPD officer.
Why isn’t the sergeants union trying to take credit for New York City’s safety?
Gov. Andrew Cuomo signing "Raise The Age" into law in 2017.
The state missed the deadline for a report that would answer the question.
Black Lives Matter activists protest in Harlem, in the wake of a decision by federal prosecutors who declined to bring civil rights charges against NYPD officer Daniel Pantaleo.
A timeline of the major legal events since Garner’s death in NYPD custody.
Protestors at a press conference regarding the DOJ's decision to decline pursuing federal charges against New York City police officer Daniel Pantaleo.
Five takes on the federal decision not to press civil rights charges.