Post Tagged with: "NYPD"

Sikh Officers pictured in their newly allowed turbans (Photo courtesy of Sikh Officers Association/Facebook via Queens Tribune)

NYPD Allows Turbans for Sikh Officers

New York, Police, South Asian January 6, 2017 at 2:04 pm

The NYPD recently announced a policy change that would allow Sikh officers to wear a full turban while on the job, reports Queens Tribune.

Left to right: Peter Liang's mother, John Chan and Eddie Chiu at an earlier press conference (Photo via Sing Tao Daily)

Chinese Welcome Thompson’s Recommendation on Liang

Brooklyn, Criminal Justice, East Asian, Manhattan, New York, Police March 24, 2016 at 8:41 pm

Chinese community leaders welcomed Brooklyn DA Ken Thompson’s recommendation that Peter Liang not be imprisoned, Sing Tao Daily reports.

At the community forum in East Flatbush, a police officer joins community resident in a discussion group. (Photo via Ditmas Park Corner)

Exploring NYPD-Community Relations

Brooklyn, Communities, Police, Queens December 7, 2016 at 4:59 pm

Community-NYPD forums to explore stop-and-frisk and other police activities in various communities are being held by the court-mandated NYC Joint Remedial Process (JRP). Ditmas Park Corner and Times Ledger reported on two recent meetings.

The Korean American Parents Association of Greater New York, at Hanyang mart in Flushing, is gathering signatures to support further investigation of a 2014 assault case at Montefiore hospital. (Photo via the Korea Times)

Urging Justice for the Korean Assault Victim at Montefiore

Bronx, Crime, East Asian, New York, Police March 7, 2016 at 4:29 pm

The Korean American Parents Association of Greater New York has started a signature gathering campaign to support further investigation of the 2014 assault on a Korean employee at Montefiore Medical Center that has left him seriously injured, The Korea Times reports.

(Photo by Gerardo Romo via El Diario)

NYPD Breaks Language Barriers with New Technology

New York, Police, Technology, Translating NYC February 23, 2016 at 4:50 pm

Several police stations now use high-tech translation equipment, and officers carry smartphones with software that gives them access to a number of languages, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

(Photo by Gerardo Romo via El Diario)


New York, Police, Technology, TNY Translations, Translating NYC February 23, 2016 at 4:45 pm


Opposing Views on the Liang Conviction

Opposing Views on the Liang Conviction

Brooklyn, East Asian, Featured Posts, New York, Police, Video February 22, 2016 at 1:09 pm

A rally at Cadman Plaza on Feb. 20 was one of several held around the country in support of Peter Liang in the wake of the former NYPD officer’s manslaughter conviction in the death of Akai Gurley in 2014.

Peter Liang (Photo via Sing Tao Daily)

‘Shock’ in Chinese Community over Liang Conviction

African American, Brooklyn, East Asian, Police February 12, 2016 at 5:12 pm

The conviction of former NYPD officer Peter Liang in the death of Akai Gurley brought a swift reaction from the Chinese community, as reported in separate stories in Sing Tao Daily and World Journal.

The launching of the Our Communities, Our Solutions initiative, on the steps of City Hall. (Photo by Camille Padilla-Dalmau via El Diario)

Stop-and-Frisk Victims Will Have a Say in Police Reform

African American, Latino, New York, Police November 7, 2016 at 4:30 pm

The city is holding a series of community forums where the community affected by the policing tactic will be able to voice their opinions, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

Most people affected by these laws come from Latino and African-American neighborhoods. (Photo by Mariela Lombard via El Diario)

City Council Seeks to Restrict ‘Unfair’ Police Procedure

African American, Government, Latino, Police October 21, 2016 at 5:21 pm

A legislative package was introduced to curb the nuisance abatement legislation arguing that it is unconstitutional and has targeted mostly Latino and African-American homes, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

(Photo by Dave Hosford, Creative Commons license)

Hope, Distrust as NYPD Expands Neighborhood Watch Program

Latino, New York, Police October 19, 2016 at 12:54 pm

As the city is expanding its program to improve relations and collaboration between the NYPD and local communities, some Hispanic residents welcome the initiative and others are skeptical, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

Carlos Gómez at the Chief of Department’s conference room. (Photo via El Diario)

‘Latinos are Gaining Ground in the NYPD’

Latino, Politics October 6, 2016 at 2:17 pm

New NYPD Chief of Department Carlos Gómez talks to El Diario/La Prensa about what it means to be the highest-ranked Hispanic in the force.

One of the clubs from which NYPD officers are charged with having received bribes (Photo via Sing Tao Daily)

After Corruption Case, Chinese Still Support Asian Cops

East Asian, Police, Queens December 23, 2015 at 2:58 pm

The corruption case against Asian police officers only serves to remind community members in Flushing and elsewhere that there are too few Asian officers on the force, Sing Tao Daily reports.

Attorney Robert Brown (second from the left) listening to witnesses to the NYPD raid at Lin Sing Association.  (Photo via Sing Tao Daily)

Police Smash Mahjong Tables in Chinatown

East Asian, Manhattan, Police December 22, 2015 at 3:50 pm

The NYPD smashed automated mahjong tables at the Fujianese Seniors Association, apparently suspecting illegal gambling was taking place. The president of the organization says that was not the case, and a lawyer for the seniors says he will investigate and may file a suit against the NYPD over the raid and destruction of property, Sing Tao Daily reports.

Maritza Ramos, the widow of NYPD detective Rafael Ramos, talks about the creation of the Detective Rafael Ramos Foundation almost a year after the he and his partner Detective Wenjian Liu were killed as they sat in their patrol car in Brooklyn.  (Photo via El Diario)

Lt. Ramos’ Widow Seeks to Improve Police-Community Relations

New York, Police December 18, 2015 at 3:47 pm

The family of the Latino officer killed a year ago will create a foundation, El Diario/La Prensa reports.