NYPD detective who fatally shot National Guardsman charged: reports
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The NYPD detective who fatally shot a National Guardsman on the Grand Central Parkway was charged in connection with the death, according to published reports. Detective Hassan Hamdy received a departmental charge Thursday of “failing to employ proper tactics causing a civilian’s death,” when he shot 22-year-old Noel Polanco during a traffic stop in October […]

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Family of slain National Guardsman reaches $2.5 million settlement in suit against city
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The family of slain National Guardsman Noel Polanco has reached a $2.5 million settlement in their wrongful death lawsuit against the city. “While the family of Noel Polanco does not believe justice was done on the criminal side of our legal system certainly there was a measure of justice from the civil side of our […]

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2013: The year in photos
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As we bid adieu to 2013, The Queens Courier brings you a look at the year that was . . . from the selection of a new Pope to the downfall of our elected officials, to tragedy, controversy and everything in between. And as we look ahead to 2014, we wish our new legislators luck […]

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Family of slain National Guardsman to file suit against city, NYPD
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Cecilia Reyes announced a $20 million notice of claim to file a lawsuit against the city, the NYPD and the officer who fatally shot her son, Noel Polanco. On February 14, a Queens grand jury determined no criminal charges would be filed against Hassan Hamdy, the NYPD officer who shot the 22-year-old National Guardsman in […]

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Mother of slain National Guardsman vows justice despite grand jury ruling
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Even after the verdict was final, Cecilia Reyes vowed her son would get justice. Reyes, the mother of Noel Polanco, the 22-year-old National Guardsman who was killed by a police officer during a traffic stop on the Grand Central Parkway on October 4, was outraged by the court’s ruling that her son’s killer would not […]

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