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Hochul: No plans to send National Guard to college protests in NY

Gov. Kathy Hochul said the state stands ready to assist the NYPD if they ask, but she doesn’t believe the National Guard is currently necessary.


How $1.2 billion in NYPD civil litigation case settlements and monetary awards went unreported

An investigation of public records shows the Law Department’s mandated reporting has not provided full transparency.

News & Politics

Adams says crime is down as he takes aim at NYPD critics

Mayor Eric Adams and NYPD Commissioner Edward Caban announced that crime in the subways is actually down, despite public perception of a crime spike.


Adams defends NYPD’s 'right to have an opinion'

The mayor responded to the department’s criticism of a journalist on X


Company behind gun detection tech previewed in subway faces multiple lawsuits and federal investigations

Evolv, whose weapons detection scanners were recently demonstrated by Mayor Eric Adams, is being investigated by the SEC and the FTC for allegedly making misleading statements about what its technology can do.

Eric Adams

Adams rings public safety alarm bells, but says city is not “out of control”

The killings of an NYPD officer and an individual on the subway tracks on Monday pointed to a trio of public safety issues for the city, according to the mayor.


Opinion: New Yorkers deserve subway safety, not scare tactics and empty responses

To improve public safety on the subways, we need more services for mentally ill individuals, not more National Guard troops.

Criminal Justice

Hochul leaves bail behind and continues tough-on-crime approach with subway deployment

The governor said she would send National Guard troops and state police to check bags in the New York City subway system.

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In a new seat of power, Yusef Salaam questions NYPD on wrongful convictions.

Salaam said that his new council office has heard from hundreds of individuals who said that they are in prison for a crime that they didn’t commit.

Kathy Hochul

Kathy Hochul is not done talking about crime

The governor highlighted her proposals to curb retail theft on Wednesday.

Criminal Justice

Bragg and Adams announce charges in Times Square attack

“The only thing worse than failing to bring perpetrators to justice would be to ensnare innocent people in the criminal justice system,” Bragg said of his “meticulous” investigation.

Criminal Justice

City Council overrides mayor’s vetoes on two law enforcement bills

Projecting a united front, the council defied a public relations campaign by the mayor to cast both bills as endangering public safety.


Adams’ vetoes set up council fights over public safety and solitary confinement bills

The City Council has vowed to override the vetoes of the How Many Stops Act and the solitary confinement ban.


Editor’s note: NYC reporters cannot lose ‘the Shack’ at One Police Plaza

This grimy office is the only foothold the press has within the confines of the NYPD.

New York City

NYPD opposes more stringent reporting requirements in POST Act

One proposal to clarify the surveillance technology transparency law “would be extremely harmful to the functioning of the department,” one official said.


Opinion: The City Council must strengthen police transparency laws

The NYPD is exploiting loopholes in the Public Oversight of Surveillance Technology Act to shield its new spying tools from oversight.