The New York lawmaker faces federal charges of insider trading and lying to the FBI, along with his son and son's future father-in-law.
Sgt. Ritchard Blake was disciplined in 2011 for engaging “in a physical altercation,” according to secret disciplinary records previously published by BuzzFeed News.
BuzzFeed News found in March that the NYPD allowed officers to keep their jobs following serious acts of misconduct.
After a BuzzFeed News investigation, the NYPD said it would release limited information about police officer discipline. The union has so far blocked that from happening.
“These limitations frustrate our ability, not only to prepare for trial, but to make early assessments of witness credibility.”
The unusual request came as BuzzFeed News was preparing to release thousands of secret disciplinary records.
BuzzFeed News is making public a huge cache of the New York Police Department's disciplinary records, revealing for the first time which employees have been charged with misconduct and what punishment, if any, they have received. The information is an important tool for people accused of crimes and for officers who feel they were punished excessively, but the department has fought hard to keep it secret.
Officers' names. Disciplinary charges. Punishments. This huge trove of secret disciplinary records is available and searchable for the first time.
For decades the outcomes of the NYPD’s disciplinary hearings for officers accused of misconduct were made public. But lawyers for the NYPD argued in court Wednesday that that was a mistake and state law forces them to keep the information secret.
The community outcry comes days after a BuzzFeed News investigation revealed that the NYPD let hundreds of officers who lied, stole, and assaulted New Yorkers keep their jobs.
After revelations that New York City police officers who lie, steal, and assault people are allowed to keep their jobs, Mayor Bill de Blasio, Police Commissioner James O’Neill, and lawmakers said it should be easier for citizens to learn about NYPD discipline.
Internal NYPD files show that hundreds of officers who committed the most serious offenses — from lying to grand juries to physically attacking innocent people — got to keep their jobs, their pensions, and their tremendous power over New Yorkers' lives. A BuzzFeed News investigation.
An audio recording from Andrew Kearse’s arrest reveals the chilling details of his last moments before he died in police custody in New York.
In a highly unusual step, a federal judge said that NYC’s failure to hand over evidence or investigate civil rights violations was so egregious she recommended an immediate end to the dispute in the alleged victim’s favor.
A grand jury has indicted a Baltimore cop seen in body-camera footage placing drugs at an alleged crime scene. The person charged with a drug offense in the case almost pleaded guilty before the video surfaced.
According to the complaint, the victim was forced to leave school and move to a different town. Her alleged 17-year-old attacker is facing felony charges, but only served a one-day suspension from school.
A new program piloted this year in some New York prisons is requiring inmates' loved ones to purchase care package items from preselected vendors. UPDATE: New York Governor Andrew Cuomo has directed the state's Department of Corrections to "rescind its flawed pilot program."
The president's tweet came after the White House said Breitbart should get rid of the former top Trump strategist.
Prosecutors tossed the murder convictions of two men, Gabriel Solache and Arturo Reyes, who claim they were coerced by a disgraced Chicago police detective into confessing to crimes they didn't commit. But before they could be set free, immigration agents arrested them.
Federal prosecutors in New York have charged Akayed Ullah with terrorism following the attack on the NYC subway.