All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘NYPD’

Demetrius Blackwell Faces Murder Charge, N.Y.P.D. Officer Dies of Injuries

Demetrius Blackwell was arraigned on Sunday in the Queens borough of New York on attempted murder charges for shooting a 25-year-old New York Police Department officer. His charges will likely be upgraded to that of murder, however, as the young officer died of his injuries on Monday. Officer Brian Moore was shot in the head–allegedly by Demetrius Blackwell–on Saturday night …

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Cop Filmed Abusing Uber Driver Loses Badge and Gun

An NYPD detective has been temporarily stripped of his badge and gun after a video of him berating an Uber driver went viral. According to the NY Post, detective Patrick Cherry is currently on desk duty while he awaits a transfer from the joint terrorism task force to which he’s currently assigned. In a statement, Commissioner Bill Bratton called his …

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Chipotle Catches Hell Over NYPD Service Refusal, Even After Statement

Rumors have been flying that some NYPD officers entered a Chipotle restaurant in New York and were refused service. Apparently those rumors are true, but perhaps only in part. The story goes that eight NYPD officers were greeted at the counter by an employee who simply put his hands up in the now-well-known “Hands Up, Don’t Shoot” gesture and refused …

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Erica Garner Tweets NYPD Cop’s Address

Erica Garner, the daughter of Eric Garner–who was killed in July when an officer on Staten Island allegedly placed him in a chokehold–has tweeted out the address Justin D’Amico, one of the officers involved. The tweet was viewed by hundreds of people on Twitter before the social media site removed it. A source with the NYPD said that the “disgusting” …

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NYPD Cops Are Taking Classes on How to Twitter

Everyone’s on Twitter these days – you, your mom, your grandma, your high school math teacher, and yes, the police. There are plenty of reasons why a police department would want to maintain a social media presence, and many departments across the country have begun to devote time to running Twitter and Facebook accounts. The problem is, some people are …

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‘Cannibal Cop’ Set Free After 21 Months In Jail

On Monday, former New York Police Department officer Gilberto Valle was released after 21 months in jail for allegedly plotting, killing, and eating young women. He was fired from his job after his conviction. It was Valle’s wife Kathleen Mangan who found conversations and disturbing photos that Valle kept on their computer. Defense lawyer Julia Gatto declined to comment on …

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David Schwimmer Helps Police Solve A Case In New York City

At about 5:48 a.m. on Monday, a fight broke out at an apartment building in the East Village. Robert Rainey, 21, broke into a man’s apartment and stole his mobile phone and MacBook Pro laptop. The man was said to be with a prostitute at the time, and reports say that the prostitute may be an accomplice of Rainey. The …

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NYPD Will Carry Lifesaving Heroin Overdose Reversal Kits

From 2006 to 2010, deaths attributed to heroin overdose rose a staggering 45 percent, and the total heroin users in the country have more than doubled in the last six years. Many, including those at the highest levels of state and national government, are calling it an epidemic. To combat the so-called epidemic, America’s biggest city has just announced funding …

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NYPD Twitter Disaster Escalates Quickly

Never ask a question that you don’t already know the answer to. That is the motto of any good trial attorney. The witness stand is no place to ask questions that might reveal things that you are not prepared to deal with. And now that rule is expanding to include Twitter. In a move that is sure to go down …

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The NYPD’s Twitter Campaign Ended Up Like This

Twitter campaigns for organizations and businesses don’t always turn out the way they were intended. On Tuesday, @NYPDnews, the official New York City Police Department’s Twitter account, attempted a social media outreach that ultimately back fired, asking: “Do you have a photo with a member of the NYPD? Tweet us & tag it #myNYPD. It may be featured on our …

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The NYPD Is Reportedly Embracing Google Glass

As the legal battles between early Google Glass adopters and the law enforcement officials who can’t stand the Glassholes heat up, the country’s largest municipal police force is warming to the new tech. VentureBeat is reporting that the New York Police Department is running their own little beta test program for Google Glass, equipping a handful of their officers with …

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Keri Russell: Home Broken Into While She Slept

Not even celebrities are safe from having their homes broken into, even if they’re home when it happens. Keri Russell, of Felicity fame and the current FX series, The Americans, was sleeping in her Brooklyn Heights brownstone when she heard noises around 3:00 a.m. on Wednesday morning coming from upstairs. When she got up to find out what the cause …

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