• NYPD head: Judge's stop-and-frisk ruling will hurt minorities

    8/18/13 3:13 PM

    Police Commissioner Raymond Kelly assailed a federal judge's demand for changes to NYPD's stop and frisk practice, saying minority communities will be "the losers" if the ruling isn't overturned. But NAACP President Benjamin Jealous strongly disagreed with Kelly.

  • Stop and frisk declared unconstitutional by federal judge

    8/12/13 10:03 AM

    A federal judge appointed an independent monitor Monday to oversee changes to the New York Police Department's contentious policy known as stop, question and frisk, a significant judicial rebuke.

  • NYPD's Gilberto Valle plotted to kidnap, cook women, police say

    10/25/12 11:34 PM Comment

    NYPD officer Gilberto Valle, a University of Maryland graduate, was charged with leading a ghoulish double life by using a law enforcement database and fetish chat rooms to dream up a plot to kidnap and torture at least 100 women and then cook and eat their body parts.

  • NYPD kept secret files on Muslims

    3/9/12 7:22 AM Comment

    The New York Police Department kept secret files on businesses owned by second- and third-generation Americans specifically because they were Muslims, according to newly obtained documents that spell out in the clearest terms yet that police were monitoring people based on religion.

  • NYPD facing criticism over Muslim surveillance

    3/2/12 8:25 AM Comment

    New York City's Police Department is facing mounting criticism of its secret surveillance of Muslims across the Northeast, with civil liberties groups demanding an investigation and New Jersey's governor accusing the NYPD of arrogantly acting as if "their jurisdiction is the world."

  • White House pays millions for NYPD to monitor Muslims

    2/27/12 7:18 AM Comment

    Millions of dollars in White House money has helped pay for New York Police Department programs that put entire American Muslim neighborhoods under surveillance.