Panhandle With Care
More than 270 people have been handcuffed as of Sunday, compared with just 90 in the same period in 2013. Read More
UP AND RUNNING
Don’t think they’ll be letting him off the hook any time soon. Read More
Shield your eyes
Next time he should just run faster to lose the cops. Read More
One of the rooms will be decorated with mug shots of celebs like Lindsay Lohan and Frank Sinatra. Read More
Law and Order
As Governor Chris Christie will attest, federal judge William J. Martini has a low threshold for legal nonsense. Several years ago, when Mr. Christie was burnishing his image as a corruption-busting prosecutor, Judge Martini took the unusual step of rebuking Mr. Christie from the bench. He accused him of prosecutorial overreach in the case of disgraced Newark Mayor Sharpe James, in essence calling the future governor a bully. Sound familiar?
The New York Police Department has a storied history of using tech to thwart criminals (and maybe even enhance their own officers’ dating lives). And now, they’ve tapped tech pro Jessica Tisch to act as the NYPD’s Deputy Commissioner of Information Technology.
Ms. Tisch will be responsible for the NYPD’s information technology needs, including data centers, disaster recovery, data security and more. She’ll oversee the NYPD’s computer-aided dispatch system, the Domain Awareness System, and the Enterprise Case Management System, among others.
CROSSING THE STREETS
Police Commissioner Bill Bratton today staunchly defended Bill de Blasio after the mayor received a torrent of criticism for placing a personal call to the NYPD following a campaign supporter’s arrest.
“I have no problem with it whatsoever. None, whatsoever,” said Mr. Bratton, weighing in for the first time on the controversy.
At the same time, the number of tickets for moving violations has remained stagnant. Read More
Mayor Bill de Blasio was placed on the defensive today, fielding question after question about a controversial phone call he placed to police after a campaign supporter was arrested Monday night
The supporter, Bishop Orlando Findlayter, avoided a night in jail despite two open warrants, prompting accusations of favoritism and interference. But Mr. de Blasio, his talking points mastered, repeatedly insisted he only inquired about Mr. Findlayter’s status.
It’s the day of his first budget announcement, but much of the spotlight today will instead be focused on Bill de Blasio’s controversial decision to reach out to the NYPD following a friend’s arrest.
The city’s new mayor suddenly finds himself under fire from multiple corners following yesterday’s Wall Street Journal report revealing he personally made a call to inquire about Bishop Orlando Findlayter after the pastor was arrested Monday for outstanding warrants. A local police official subsequently–and suspiciously, some say–released Mr. Findlayter.