Detective Gordon's comments, initially reported last month shortly after the shootings of Alton Sterling and Philando Castile, marked the simmering tension between the Black community and law enforcement over police interactions.

The protest continues into day two, violating the park's policy to clear out by midnight. Organizers are documenting the occupation on Twitter using the hashtag #shutdowncityhallnyc.

Commissioner Bratton also revealed that the department's preparedness comes from the support of two new tactical units; a 550 person Critical Response Command and a similarly trained 800 officer unit.

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ABC News is reporting that New York City rapper Troy Ave has been arrested after a deadly shooting Wednesday before a T.I. performance at Irving Plaza, where one person was killed and three were wounded. Troy Ave, 30, whose real name is Roland Collins, was also injured in the shooting. He was charged with attempted murder […]


Bobby Brown and his wife Alicia Etheredge are reportedly expecting a new bundle of joy. According to a close source Etheredge, who tied the knot with Brown back in 2012, is carrying the couple’s third child.

A Brooklyn judge on Thursday ordered the release of five teens accused of raping an 18-year-old girl last week at a playground in what investigators have called an increasingly complicated case, reports the New York Daily News.

Tyrone Howard reportedly dropped to his knees at his arraignment Wednesday night after being charged with first-degree murder and robbery. Howard was on the run since Sept. 1 for a drug-related shooting in the Lower East Side and escaped police ten times.

In response to complaints that New York City’s police force fails to reflect the city’s multiculturalism, the department on Wednesday welcomed about 1,217 recruits to the ranks in one of “the most diverse” classes in recent history, according to The New York Daily News. Of the recruits, 78 percent are men and 22 percent are […]

New York Police Department lawyers and city lawyers are allegedly engaging in a “stunning pattern” of evidence destruction in a class-action case that accuses officers of issuing 850,000 bogus summonses to meet quotas, The New York Daily News exclusively reports. Amid damning evidence obtained by a whistleblower, city lawyers reportedly have failed to release emails from […]

An early look at tomorrow’s front page… NYPD commish’s black eye: — New York Daily News (@NYDailyNews) June 10, 2015 Ever wonder why there aren’t more Black police officers? Hiring more officers of color is difficult because so many potential recruits have criminal records, Police Commissioner Bill Bratton tells The Guardian. “We have a […]

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Mayor Bill de Blasio (pictured center) responded to the NYPD officers who turned their backs to him at a press conference on Monday, Business Insider reports. RELATED: Former Eric Garner Lawyer Will Not Face Charges For Rape Allegations “I can’t understand why anyone would do such a thing in a context like that,” de Blasio said. “Those […]

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Thousands of officers will patrol New York City for the annual New Year’s Eve celebration amid inflamed tensions between the city’s police and the Black community, Capital News reports. RELATED: Ezell Ford Autopsy Results Released The police deployment will reportedly involve extra protection for officers in the aftermath of the recent murders of officers Rafael Ramos […]