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Auru Cruz and Victor Sánchez, two of the plaintiffs in the lawsuit against the NYPD, claim discrimination on the part of police officers. (Photo via El Diario)

MRNY Joins Complaint against NYPD over Lack of Interpreters

Human rights, Immigration, New York, Police, Queens August 15, 2018 at 3:47 pm

Immigrant rights organization Make the Road New York joined a one-year-old complaint against the NYPD for discrimination and failing to provide interpretation services, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

(Photo courtesy of OLA of Eastern Long Island)

Riverhead Police Complete Diversity Training

Latino, Long Island, Police August 8, 2018 at 2:50 pm

The Riverhead police chief speaks to RiverheadLOCAL about the diversity training program his department participated in with the help of OLA of Eastern Long Island, reports RiverheadLOCAL.

(Screen shot from Color of Change campaign urging the release of information about the killing of Saheed Vassell)

Demanding Justice for Saheed Vassell

African American, Black, Brooklyn, Police June 26, 2018 at 4:16 pm

His parents, and thousands who signed petitions, are demanding more information about the killing of Saheed Vassell by police in April, report Amsterdam News and Black Star News.

From left: Malika Aaron-Bishop of GetOrganized BK, Tom Weinreich of the NYC chapter of Showing up for Racial Justice, Third Rail host Mark Winston Griffith and guest co-host Shantae J. Edwards.

Why Do People Call the Cops on Neighbors?

Brooklyn, Police May 30, 2018 at 5:09 pm

An episode of Brooklyn Deep’s “Third Rail” podcast examines the factors that cause residents to call the police on their neighbors, and what alternative options exist.

Gursoch Kaur (center), the first Indian-American woman with a Sikh turban, to become part of the NYPD as an auxiliary police officer, with fellow Sikh officers of the NYPD. (Photo from the Sikh Officers Association of NYPD/Twitter via Desi Talk)

First Turbaned Sikh Woman Joins the NYPD

New York, Police, South Asian May 22, 2018 at 4:45 pm

Desi Talk speaks to Gursoch Kaur, an auxiliary police officer who recently joined the NYPD as the first turbaned Sikh woman on the force.

P.O. Joseph Vincent addressing the crowd attending the first 6th precinct NYPD Build The Block meeting for sector Charlie in Greenwich Village. The meeting took place On the evening of April 18th in space provided by Saint Johns Lutheran Church on Christopher Street. In attendance were about 25 residents of the area. P.O. Joseph Vincent, P.O.Nicholas Virgilio and their Boss Sargent Christopher Carlsen conducted the meeting. Some topics discussed at the meeting were late night noise by neighbors, Street vendors, Pan handlers, package thefts, drug sales, people riding bicycles on sidewalks, noisy kids on stoops late at night. (Photo by Adi Talwar via City Limits)

Neighborhood NYPD Meetings Have ‘a Long Way to Go’

Labor, New York, Police, Youth April 24, 2018 at 4:56 pm

City Limits reporters observed that neighborhood policing initiatives like “Build the Block” meetings have not reached intended audiences such as youths and police skeptics, as well as street vendors.

Protesting Saheed Vassell's killing by the NYPD. (Photo by Paul Stremple via Bklyner)

‘Why They Kill Us’

Black, Brooklyn, Police April 16, 2018 at 4:35 pm

A column in Our Time Press reflects on the killing of Saheed Vassell and what should be done.

Mariel Fiori (Photo via La Voz)

Opinion: Asking Hudson Valley Police to Fulfill Sanctuary Resolution

Immigration, New York, Opinion, Police April 4, 2018 at 3:17 pm

In an editorial piece, the editor of La Voz talks about how Hudson Valley pro-immigrant and community groups are pressuring the Kingston police department to fulfill procedures from a sanctuary city resolution that was signed a year ago, La Voz reports.

Suffolk County Sheriff Errol Toulon, left, Undersheriff Steve Kuehhas and Chief Michael Sharkey today at a roundtable discussion with the media in Yaphank. (Photo by Denise Civiletti via RiverheadLOCAL)

Suffolk County Sheriff: ‘ICE Will Stay in This Jail’

Immigration, Long Island, Police February 9, 2018 at 6:03 pm

New sheriff Errol Toulon Jr. said he will continue Suffolk County’s policy of honoring ICE detainer requests, reports RiverheadLOCAL.

Activists are accusing the NYPD of accusing arresting youths of gang activity without proof, working alongside ICE.’ (Photo by Mariela Lombard via El Diario)

NYPD Accused of Helping ICE with False Gang Charges

Immigration, Latino, New York, Police February 8, 2018 at 5:40 pm

Activist groups are accusing the NYPD of aiding Trump’s rhetoric by maintaining a secretive gang database and falsely accusing hundreds of detainees of belonging to MS-13, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

Fausto Pichardo at Coogan's. (Photo by Gregg McQueen via Manhattan Times)

NYPD Promotes Pichardo

Dominican, New York, Police January 31, 2018 at 5:01 pm

Dominican-American Fausto Pichardo of the NYPD was promoted to the two-star chief level, Manhattan Times reports.

January 12, 2018- Brentwood--Governor Andrew M. Cuomo swears in Errol Toulon Jr. as Suffolk County's first African-American Sheriff at Suffolk Community College in Brentwood. Looking on is Sheriff Toulon's wife, Christina. (Kevin P. Coughlin/Office of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo via Suffolk Times)

First African-American Suffolk County Sheriff

African American, Long Island, Police January 18, 2018 at 4:50 pm

Suffolk County has a new sheriff who is the first African-American in the post, reports The Suffolk Times.

Bronx Councilmember Ritchie Torres, at the podium, flanked by Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito and Councilmember Antonio Reynoso, spoke before the final meeting of the session. (Photo by Jarrett Murphy via City Limits)

Will City Council Debate Be More Contentious?

Government, New York, Police December 20, 2017 at 5:39 pm

City Limits examines the broader implications of Tuesday’s Right to Know vote on the NYC City Council.

Yang Song's mother, at left, and both (behind megaphone) at a rally on Dec. 17. (Photo via Sing Tao Daily)

Flushing Rallies for Late Chinese Masseuse 

East Asian, Police December 19, 2017 at 4:44 pm

On International Day to End Violence Against Sex Workers, protestors including Yang Song’s mother and brother, urged an investigation of the massage parlor worker’s death, Sing Tao Daily reports.

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.