Afternoon Bulletin: The Municipal I.D. Arrives, Coyote on the Loose and More

Councilman Danny Dromm holds up a giant municipal ID card prop. (Photo: Kelly Well)

Councilman Danny Dromm holds up a giant municipal ID card prop. (Photo: Kelly Well)

A 45-page report released on Monday by New York City’s police inspector general found officers tended to use the banned chokehold maneuver as an initial physical response. The report, which follows the death of Eric Garner on Staten Island after he was placed in a chokehold by an arresting officer, looks at 10 cases where arresting officers placed suspects in a chokehold. (New York Times)

Get ready to see an increase in parking tickets. The New York Post reports police have been ordered to catch-up on issuing tickets after the city lost more than $46 million in parking-ticket revenue due to the NYPD slowdown. As growing tensions between the NYPD and City Hall continue, police have intentionally cut down on issuing tickets over 22 days. (New York Post)

Investigators have released a video of three suspects apparently involved in the fatal shooting of 15-year-old Isiah Joseph in Brooklyn yesterday. According to the NYPD, the teen and another 20-year-old man were found shot before being taken to Brookdale University Hospital, where Joseph was pronounced dead. Police say the shootings could be gang-related. (Gothamist)

Now every New Yorker can prove the city is their home, following today’s launch of a new municipal I.D. card. Mayor Bill de Blasio rolled out the new program at the Flushing branch of the Queens Library by showing off his own card. The country’s largest municipal-identification program will allow undocumented immigrants, the homeless and other New York City residents’ access to various discounts, memberships and have recognized identification to open bank accounts. Enrollment is free for 2015 and is open to New Yorkers aged 14 and older. (Observer)

A coyote went on a wild adventure in Riverside Park late last night before the NYPD and Animal Care and Control were called to remove the animal from the area. The NYPD’s 24th Precinct confirmed via twitter the animal had been finally been tranquilized after several of the tranquilizer darts kept freezing due to the cold weather. One wisecracking officer joked to the New York Post, “We knew it had to be a girl. Because she was so feisty.” (Gothamist)

Afternoon Bulletin: The Municipal I.D. Arrives, Coyote on the Loose and More