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Friday, Apr 15, 2016

EXCLUSIVE: Unprecedented Look inside NYPD Compstat Meeting

EXCLUSIVE: Unprecedented Look inside NYPD Compstat Meeting

Compstat, a statistical system for tracking crime, was introduced by Police Commissioner Bill Bratton and his deputy, Jack Maple, in 1994, during Bratton’s first stint as head of the NYPD.

Thursday, Apr 14, 2016

NBC 4 NY, Times Win Fight to Get Secret Sheldon Silver Docs Unsealed

NBC 4 NY, Times Win Fight to Get Secret Sheldon Silver Docs Unsealed

A judge says she plans to release information Friday that puts another blemish on former Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver's record in office, months after NBC 4 New York and The New York Times fought to get...

Thursday, Apr 14, 2016

Liang Verdict Stands After Lawyers Argue to Get Case Tossed

Liang Verdict Stands After Lawyers Argue to Get Case Tossed

A judge has decided to allow the guilty verdict to stand against Peter Liang, the ex-cop convicted of manslaughter in the deadly shooting of an unarmed man in a darkened Brooklyn public housing project.

Thursday, Apr 14, 2016

Kerik Ally Arrested in Assault on FBI Informant in NYC Hotel

Kerik Ally Arrested in Assault on FBI Informant in NYC Hotel

A construction executive with ties to disgraced ex-NYPD commissioner Bernie Kerik was arrested Wednesday, months after he allegedly assaulted an FBI informant who exposed corruption involving Kerik inside...

Thursday, Apr 14, 2016

Ex-Cop's Sentencing Postponed in Stairwell Shooting

Ex-Cop's Sentencing Postponed in Stairwell Shooting

A judge has delayed the sentencing for a former New York Police Department officer who accidentally shot an unarmed man in a darkened public housing project stairwell.

Tuesday, Apr 12, 2016

Juror in NYPD Stairwell Shooting to Face Judge

Juror in NYPD Stairwell Shooting to Face Judge

A judge is set to determine whether to overturn the conviction of a former NYPD officer who accidentally shot and killed a man in a darkened housing complex stairwell because of a juror failed to disclose...

Wednesday, Apr 6, 2016

Lawyers for Convicted NYPD Officer Peter Liang Seek Retrial

Lawyers for Convicted NYPD Officer Peter Liang Seek Retrial

An attorney for the NYPD officer convicted of accidentally firing a stray shot into a public housing stairwell that killed an unarmed man tells NBC 4 New York he filed a motion Tuesday seeking retrial for Peter...

Tuesday, Apr 5, 2016

Killer of NYC's Kitty Genovese Dies in Prison at Age 81

Killer of NYC's Kitty Genovese Dies in Prison at Age 81

A man convicted of the 1964 stabbing death of Kitty Genovese in a crime that came to symbolize urban decay and indifference has died in prison at age 81.

Wednesday, Mar 30, 2016

Plea Deal Reached Amid Toxic Dumping Trial

Plea Deal Reached Amid Toxic Dumping Trial

Prosecutors on Long Island say they've reached a plea deal with the suspects in a series of toxic dumpings at several sites in Suffolk County.

Tuesday, Apr 5, 2016

Stairwell Shooting Cop Apologizes to Mother of Victim's Child

Stairwell Shooting Cop Apologizes to Mother of Victim's Child

A former NYPD officer convicted of accidentally shooting an unarmed man in the stairwell of a public housing building on Thursday apologized to the man's domestic partner.

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Documents
Mets Bullpen Catcher Arrested for DUI

Mets Bullpen Catcher Arrested for DUI

Mets bullpen catcher Eric Langill was arrested for allegedly driving under the influence in Florida after crashing into a fountain at a traffic circle and flipping his car.

Hacker Ringleader Worked from NYC Projects

Hacker Ringleader Worked from NYC Projects

A group of expert hackers that attacked governments and corporations around the globe has been busted after its ringleader — one of the world's most-wanted and most-feared computer vandals — turned against...

EXCLUSIVE: Accused Cop Killer Speaks

EXCLUSIVE: Accused Cop Killer Speaks

News 4's I-Team has obtained a videotape in which Lamont Pride confesses to firing the bullet that struck NYPD Officer Peter Figoski point-blank in the face. His attorney declined to comment.

Accused Cop Killer: It Went Wrong, I'm Sorry

Accused Cop Killer: It Went Wrong, I'm Sorry

Accused cop killer Lamont Pride told detectives the day after the shooting of Officer Peter Figoski that he was sorry for what happened and that he didn't want to kill a cop, according to police documents.

The Accused Killer in His Own Words

The Accused Killer in His Own Words

NBC New York's Jonathan Dienst has exclusively obtained a partial transcript of the confession that police say Levi Aron gave authorities during questioning for allegedly killing an 8-year-old boy.

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Mob Busts
Mob Associate Arrested After Mobster-Turned-Informant Kills Self

Mob Associate Arrested After Mobster-Turned-Informant Kills Self

A mobster-turned-FBI-informant who is believed to have carried out a killing while helping the FBI track Mafiosos from Boston to Philadelphia was found dead in a New Jersey hotel last month.

Vinny Gorgeous Avoids Death Penalty

Vinny Gorgeous Avoids Death Penalty

A well-groomed New York City mobster has avoided getting the death penalty for ordering a gangland hit.

Feds: Mob Recruited Immigrant Strippers

Feds: Mob Recruited Immigrant Strippers

Federal prosecutors say they've broken up a mob-run ring that recruited women from Russia and other Eastern European countries to dance at Long Island and Queens strip clubs.

Four Bonanno Mobsters Busted in NYC: Feds

Four Bonanno Mobsters Busted in NYC: Feds

DEA and FBI agents arrested four members of the Bonanno organized crime family early Friday for alleged crimes that include racketeering, gambling and drug sales. The father of a "Mob Wives" reality show...

FBI Rounds Up 100 Mobsters in Biggest NY Mafia Bust Ever

FBI Rounds Up 100 Mobsters in Biggest NY Mafia Bust Ever

Epic bust marks "largest single day operation" against organized crime.

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