Author Archives: MICHAEL R. SISAK

5 years later, officer faces reckoning for chokehold death

The deadly confrontation five summers ago flickers in Gwen Carr’s mind, competing for attention with warm, happy memories of her late son Eric Garner’s life. Continue reading

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NYPD’s secret weapon in standoffs – a simple length of rope

It’s a simple technology that’s helping New York City police officers take control when people lock themselves in their homes and threaten harm. Continue reading

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Suspect charged with murder in NY friendly fire police death

A New York City detective known since childhood as “Smiles” for his bright, welcoming nature died Tuesday night in a hail of police gunfire as officers confronted a robbery suspect who had a fake gun and a long rap sheet that includes an arrest for pre… Continue reading

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42 shots in hail of police gunfire that killed NYC detective

A New York City detective known since childhood as “Smiles” for his bright, welcoming nature died Tuesday night in a hail of police gunfire as officers confronted a robbery suspect who had a fake gun and a long rap sheet that includes an arrest for pre… Continue reading

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NYPD mourns detective killed by friendly fire

A New York City detective known since childhood as “Smiles” for his bright, welcoming nature died Tuesday night in a hail of police gunfire as officers confronted a robbery suspect who had a fake gun and a long rap sheet that includes an arrest for pre… Continue reading

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Ring in the new: NYPD drone to oversee Times Square revelry

It’s an Auld Lang Syne of the times: For the first time, a police drone will be keeping watch over the New Year’s Eve celebration in New York’s Times Square. Continue reading

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Ex-Bloomberg LP executive among those arrested in fraud case

A former Bloomberg LP executive is among 13 people charged Tuesday in a pay-to-play scheme involving construction work at two of the company’s Manhattan offices. Continue reading

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Charges in death of anti-gang crusader who lost her daughter

An SUV driver pleaded not guilty Friday in a crash that killed a New York mother who had led a nationally recognized crusade against MS-13 gang violence after her daughter was slain. Continue reading

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NYPD ousts sex crimes chief who led Weinstein investigation

The police commander who led the effort to arrest Harvey Weinstein has been removed as the chief of New York City’s special victims division, part of a shake-up that was months in the making after a city watchdog found the unit was stretched too thin t… Continue reading

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Mother of suspected MS-13 victim remembered as ‘warrior’

A mother recognized by President Donald Trump for turning grief over her daughter’s suspected gang killing into a crusade against MS-13 was remembered at her funeral Friday as a hero and a warrior. Continue reading

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NYPD: Dad fled to Thailand after tossing dead baby in river

A Bronx dad hopped a plane to Thailand after carrying his dead 7-month-old baby around New York City in a backpack and tossing the boy’s body into the East River near the Brooklyn Bridge and other tourist hotspots, police said Wednesday. Continue reading

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NYPD will start using summonses, not arrests, for marijuana

Lighting up a joint in the Big Apple could lighten some wallets, but won’t lead to handcuffs in most cases once New York City’s revamped marijuana enforcement policy goes into effect on Labor Day weekend. Continue reading

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Police giving deaf drivers cards to help them communicate

Deaf drivers in New York City are getting a new tool meant to improve communication with police officers in the event they’re pulled over. Continue reading

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Mass shooters use loopholes, lapses in checks to get guns

Nikolas Cruz is just the latest U.S. mass shooter to legally obtain and own weapons because of limited weapons laws, lapses in the background check process or law enforcement’s failure to heed warnings of concerning behavior. Continue reading

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Mass shooters exploit lapses, limited laws to get guns

Texas church shooter Devin Patrick Kelley’s history of domestic abuse barred him from legally buying guns, but he did so anyway because information about his crimes was never entered into a federal database used for background checks. Continue reading

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