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07.06.15 Liam Mathews

Attorney Elinor Sutton, who is leading a class action suit against the city seeking restitution for the hundreds of thousands of unnecessary summonses issued by the NYPD in order to meet unlawfully imposed quotas, accuses the NYPD of systematically destroying evidence that relates to summonses in documents filed last week, the Daily News reports. Attorneys […]

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06.18.15 Liam Mathews

Former NYPD commissioner Ray Kelly popped out of the woodwork the other day to talk shit about Mayor de Blasio on the Fox Business Channel, blaming the mayor’s directive for the police to be less aggro for the recent uptick in homicides. “A lot of the signals that’ve been given to police officers, certainly here […]

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11.10.14 Amy K. Nelson

In what has been an affront to every tax payer in this city, former police commissioner Ray Kelly — for some ungodly reason — felt the need to keep a 12-member security detail with him at all times after his post as the city’s top cop was over. But now, word is that Kelly is […]

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10.09.14 Rhett Jones

In a broad “anti-terrorism” campaign, the NYPD has been surveilling Muslims without cause. Now, the de Blasio administration is continuing the Bloomberg/Kelly defense of the program. The AP first brought attention to the Demographics Unit — a division of the NYPD given the task of infiltrating mosques, developing relationships with young Muslims and focusing intelligence gathering on “ancestries […]

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07.11.14 Bucky Turco

Unlike his predecessor Ray Kelly, Police Commissioner Bill Bratton is way more open to allowing other police officers face time in front of the media, reports NY1. “[I]t’s no longer a one-image approach that may have existed previously,” said retired NYPD Deputy Chief Kevin Clark. In the past six months since Bratton took over, a […]

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04.02.14 Andy Cush

The only ex-cop with a bigger mouth than former NYPD commissioner Ray Kelly, it seems, is his brother. After current top cop Bill Bratton remarked that the department under Kelly had “awful morale” after excessive use of stop-and-frisk, Donald Kelly, 79, called the “Curtis & Kuby” show on WABC to air his grievances. “I’m mad […]

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12.04.13 Andy Cush

When Ray Kelly leaves the office of police commissioner next year, he’ll take with him a 10-officer NYPD bodyguard detail–one that will cost taxpayers more than $1.5 million a year, according to DNAinfo. The squad will consist of a lieutenant, three sergeants, and six detectives who will protect Kelly’s family 24 hours a day. Michael Bloomberg will […]

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11.15.13 Andy Cush

The latest damning report on stop-and-frisk comes from the office of New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman. Just half of stop-and-frisk-related arrests lead to convictions for the people stopped, the study found, and only a tenth of a percent of stops resulted in violent crime-related pleas or verdicts. CBS has further analysis of the stats. […]

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10.30.13 Andy Cush

Ray Kelly’s trip to Providence, Rhode Island yesterday didn’t go so well. The police commissioner was scheduled to speak about “Proactive Policing in America’s Biggest City,” but was shouted off the stage by protesters the moment he began talking. “You hide behind your statistics of lower crime rates, but the residents of East Flatbush, Brownsville, […]

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09.24.13 Andy Cush

As Azi Paybarah at Capital New York reports, Ray Kelly stopped by the Muslim Day Parade on Madison Avenue yesterday for a photo op with a few attendees. The most bizarre-sounding moment in what must have been an extraordinarily bizarre scene involved–you guessed it–NYPD surveillance of Muslims, and, um, hand drumming. One reporter approached Kelly […]

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