Tag Archives: NYPD


Posted 11 months ago in Criminal Law by Michele Bowman  
Undercover Cop Charged in Motorcycle Gang Attack

The off-duty undercover police officer who was riding with the gang of motorcyclists who swarmed and attacked the driver of an SUV on a New York City highway has been arrested in connection with the incident.   The Chase Alexian Lien and his family were driving on New York’s West Side Highway on Sept. 19 when he encountered a large group of motorcyclists riding together. As he entered the highway, Lien called 911 to report the erratic driving of the …

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Posted 1 year ago in Crime Your Personal Rights by Michele Bowman  
NYPD Stop and Frisk Policy Ruled Unconstitutional

A federal judge ruled on Aug. 12 that the New York Police Department’s controversial policy of stopping and frisking people in high-crime areas is unconstitutional. But the judge did not say the practice must stop.   Fourth and Fourteenth Amendment Violations Judge Shira A. Scheindlin held that the NYPD’s practice violated both the Fourth and Fourteenth Amendments because its searches and seizures were conducted without probable cause and were targeted at minorities, respectively. The case was argued in May and …

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Judge’s Decision Awaited in NYC Stop and Frisk Trial

Closing arguments wrapped up on May 20 in Floyd v. City of New York, the first trial to spotlight New York City’s controversial “stop and frisk” law enforcement program, which plaintiffs say amounts to unconstitutional racial profiling.   Data Indicated Problems Stop and frisk is a program used by the NYPD to stop, pat down, and question people who police believe are acting suspiciously. The stops peaked in 2011 at 700,000, according to ABC News, but dropped off in 2012 …

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Posted 1 year ago in Crime Your Personal Rights by Josh Crank  
Is the NYPD Entrapping Good Samaritans?

If you find an unattended purse or wallet lying around New York City, you might want to be extra careful about your next move. There’s a chance the NYPD is watching — and if they think you intend to pocket the money, you could go to jail. That’s what happened in 2010 to Bronx resident Deirdre Myers and her 15-year-old daughter, neither of whom even touched the money they were accused of trying to steal. Their arrests were the result …

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Posted 1 year ago in Crime Editors Picks by Michele Bowman  
NYPD ‘Cannibal Cop’ Guilty of Kidnapping Conspiracy

NYPD cop Gilberto Valle, accused of conspiring to kidnap, torture and eat female victims, was found guilty by a federal jury in New York on Mar. 12. The jury deliberated for almost four days. Valle was also found guilty of accessing a law enforcement database to track potential victims. He faces life in prison for kidnapping conspiracy and up to five years for the database crime and will reportedly be sentenced on June 19.    Chilling Facts From January to …

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