Former Queens ‘Cop of the Year’ arrested on drug trafficking charges
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Two years ago he was “Cop of the Year,” but on Monday he was busted in Florida on cocaine trafficking charges, according to police. Philip LeRoy, who received the prestigious award in 2012 by former Police Commissioner Raymond Kelly for his work in the 114th Precinct, was arrested in Florida for attempting to buy 10 […]

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De Blasio swears in Bill Bratton as NYPD Commissioner
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The city’s Police Department has officially changed hands. Mayor Bill de Blasio publicly administered the oath of office to Bratton, 66, at Police Headquarters Thursday afternoon after he was officially sworn in as NYPD Commissioner during a private ceremony at Police Headquarters just after midnight on Jan 1. Speaking before administrating the oath, de Blasio declared […]

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Five Queens men charged in alleged luxury car theft ring

A luxury automobile theft ring responsible for allegedly stealing 48 high-end vehicles, valued at close to $2.4 million has been shut down,  District Attorney Richard Brown announced Wednesday. As a result of the investigation, 18 people have been charged, including five people from Queens, said Brown. Those charged are accused of stealing the cars from Queens County […]

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NYC debuts interactive crime data map
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The public will now be able to access crime data for neighborhoods around the five boroughs. The city debuted an interactive crime map Sunday that will allow the public to search and access data on felony crimes based on location. “With unprecedented population levels, New York City is safer than ever, with homicides on pace […]

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De Blasio names Bill Bratton next NYPD commissioner
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In a much anticipated move, mayor-elect Bill de Blasio named Bill Bratton as the city’s top cop  on Thursday, promising to “heal the wounds” caused by stop-and-frisk. “He has combined the best of tradition and the best of innovation in an extraordinary career of achievement,” de Blasio said. This is Bratton’s second run as commissioner, […]

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