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NYPD Chief of Department Carlos Gómez is leaving, and Mayor Bill de Blasio – via Commissioner James O’Neill – has left the high office without a Hispanic representative.

NYPD Leaves out High-Ranking Hispanics

Latino, New York, Police December 4, 2017 at 4:31 pm

As NYPD Chief of Department Carlos M. Gomez, the first Hispanic to hold the position, is retiring, activists complain that Mayor de Blasio is not considering another Latino to replace him, Impacto Latino reports.

Hawa Bah and attorney Randolph McLaughlin speaks to the press after the verdict. (Screen shot via Afrikanspot video)

Mohamed Bah’s Family Awarded $2.2M

African, Manhattan, Police, Video November 20, 2017 at 5:16 pm

Hawa Bah, the mother of Mohamed Bah, a mentally ill Guinean immigrant fatally shot by police in 2012, speaks to Amsterdam News following a civil trial verdict that awarded the family $2.2 million.

All Americans: Members of the New York Police Department’s Muslim Officers Society and the Islamic Circle of North America on Friday announced the results of their donation drive to aid Puerto Rican hurricane victims. (Photo by Caleb Caldwell)

NYC Muslim Groups Help Puerto Ricans

New York, Police, Puerto Rican November 14, 2017 at 1:24 pm

The NYPD’s Muslim Officers Society, together with the Islamic Circle of North America, organized a relief effort for hurricane victims in Puerto Rico, reports Brooklyn Paper.

Activists denounce illegal NYPD surveillance. 
(Photo by Mariela Lombard via El Diario)

Activists Alert that NYPD and ‘La Migra’ Share Data on Alleged Gang Members

Immigration, New York, Police October 19, 2017 at 4:33 pm

Pro-immigrant advocates warn that the police and immigration authorities are exchanging a database that “criminalizes” communities of color and undocumented immigrants, reports El Diario/La Prensa.

New Community Outreach Role for Korean-American NYPD Officer

New Community Outreach Role for Korean-American NYPD Officer

East Asian, Immigration, Police September 25, 2017 at 5:20 pm

Capt. Chungyoon Huh of the NYPD has become executive officer of the Community Outreach Division in the Community Affairs Bureau, Korea Daily reports.

Councilman Luis Marino explains to the community that he fully supports immigrants and that he opposes ICE’s request. (Photo via Westchester Hispano)

Port Chester Immigrants Demand Police Not Collaborate With ICE

Immigration, New York, Police July 5, 2017 at 4:43 pm

Port Chester immigrants and community leaders requested the suspension of collaboration between the police and immigration authorities, Westchester Hispano reports.

(Photo by Shuhan Yu via World Journal)

Chinatown Angered by Parking Placard Abuse

Manhattan, Police May 11, 2017 at 5:31 pm

After a police crackdown on placard abuse in Chinatown, the private cars of city employees with parking placards have reemerged in public parking spaces to the ire of business owners, reports World Journal.

(Photo by Mariela Lombard via El Diario)

NYCLU: Minority Students Arrested Disproportionately

Black, Latino, New York, Police, Youth May 10, 2017 at 3:15 pm

Civil rights activists reveal figures showing “extreme racial disparity” in the numbers of handcuffed black and Latino youths in the city’s public schools, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

Salma Awan and Meryem Jebaro listen to Detective Mohamed Amen speak about careers in law enforcement. Eagle photos by Arthur De Gaeta

Muslim Teens Attend Law Enforcement Career Day

Brooklyn, Muslim, Police, Youth May 10, 2017 at 2:55 pm

A career day event organized by the Council of Peoples Organization brought together youths and representatives from state and federal law enforcement agencies, reports Brooklyn Daily Eagle.

Justin Durán, 22, works near the place where Eric Garner died. (Photo by Camille Camille Padilla-Dalmau 
via El Diario

SI Residents Still Wary of Police

Police, Staten Island April 11, 2017 at 3:36 pm

As official figures show that the NYPD’s Neighborhood Coordination Officers program has had a positive effect in crime prevention, immigrants on Staten Island still mistrust cops almost three years after Eric Garner’s death, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

Matías Sartorio, from Argentina, became a police officer. (Photo by Mariela Lombard via El Diario)

From Undocumented Immigrant to NYPD Officer

Immigration, New York, Police, South American March 31, 2017 at 5:37 pm

Among the NYPD’s most recent graduating class, a young Argentinean who lived undocumented for many years stood out, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

What Power Do Sanctuary Cities Really Have?

What Power Do Sanctuary Cities Really Have?

Government, Immigration, New York, Police, Video March 9, 2017 at 2:12 pm

This episode of CUNY TV’s “Independent Sources” looks at the capacity of sanctuary cities in the age of a Trump administration.

Nilda Hofmann at One Police Plaza (Photo by Mariela Lombard via El Diario)

Latinas: A Growing Force at the NYPD

Latino, New York, Police, Women March 6, 2017 at 4:55 pm

Latinas are the largest group of women joining the NYPD, and they keep climbing to high ranks, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

Lawsuits charging police abuse have increased. (Photo by Mariela Lombard via El Diario)

Free Workshops for Immigrants to Self-Protect Against ICE, NYPD

Brooklyn, Immigration, Latino, Police February 17, 2017 at 8:57 am

Community groups are organizing biweekly free workshops in Sunset Park to inform immigrants about their rights and about how to deal with NYPD and ICE agents, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

Elected officials, community leaders  and members of the NYPD Hate Crimes Task Force met at the Chinese Consolidated Benevolent Association on April 22. (Photo by Tina Yang via Ming Pao Daily)

Forum about Hate Crime Held in Chinatown 

Crime, East Asian, Police May 2, 2016 at 5:34 pm

Recently elected officials, community leaders and representatives of the NYPD’s hate crimes task force met in Chinatown to discuss hate crimes against members of the Chinese community, reports Ming Pao Daily.