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Special Victims Unit: Female NYPD Officers Reveal Their Most Heartbreaking Stories

Life in the NYPD is something that’s highly regarded in pop culture and also something that’s heavily scrutinized in the media. What it isn’t, though, is an easy feat in terms of mental and physical stability — or longevity. This is especially true for the women detectives.

Note: Some stories in this article may be disturbing to readers, as they involve child abuse, sexual abuse, and graphic violence. Last names have been omitted according to the wishes of the sources and the confidential nature of the information published.

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Five NYPD Officers Hurt In Police Car Crash

Five NYPD officers from 52nd Precinct were rushed to the hospital after car crash at Bedford Park Boulevard and Briggs Avenue in Bronx. It happened just before 11PM Sunday night.
One cruiser was unmarked. The marked cruiser slammed into a pole. The officers were responding to the same call when the cars collided.
All five officers were taken to the Jacobi Medical Center, where four were treated and released. One officer with the most serious injuries may have broken his arm.

Source: bronx.news12.com

NYPD Officer Slashed In The Neck With A Knife Remains In Stable Condition

A New York City police officer shot and killed a knife-wielding man on Thursday after the officer was slashed in the neck while trying to stop the man from assaulting an elderly woman, authorities said.

Officer Filippo Gugliara, 24, was hospitalized in stable condition. At a news conference, Mayor Bill de Blasio and Police Commissioner William Bratton praised his response. “Thank God this officer came out OK,” De Blasio said.

“He faced quite clearly a life-threatening situation with this individual,” Bratton said. “But for his intercession, the assault on this 78-year-old woman — we don’t know what would have happened.”

The incident unfolded at about 2:15 p.m. near a subway station in the Coney Island section of Brooklyn. The 58-year-old suspect was involved in dispute in a shop that spilled out into the street, they said.

Read more in Oneida Daily Dispatch.

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NYPD SVU Detectives Neutralize Active Shooter In East Harlem

Police are investigating a police-involved shooting in Manhattan Tuesday evening.

Two SVU detectives were on their way back to their station house in East Harlem after making an arrest for an attempted rape and encountered a shooting in progress at East 101st Street and 1st Avenue, police said. 

That’s where a gunman shot at another man walking ahead of him, hitting the 21-year-old victim in the torso and leg before the victim began running northbound on 1st Avenue to try to get away, according to police. 

The gunman continued to chase after the victim until he encountered the detectives, police said. The plainclothes officers identified themselves and ordered the suspect to drop his gun…

Watch the report on NBC New York.

Source: www.nbcnewyork.com

New York Police Commissioner Says He Is ‘Optimistic’ He Will Get More Officers

New York Police Commissioner William Bratton says he’s optimistic he will be able to hire more officers, even though there was no allotment in the city’s budget for it.

Bratton spoke Thursday after a City Council budget meeting where he detailed how the NYPD’s $4.9 billion budget would be used.

City council members had asked for as many as 1,000 more officers, a measure supported by Bratton. But Mayor Bill de Blasio did not include funding for more officers in his budget.

Bratton didn’t talk about extra police officers at the meeting because they weren’t included in the budget. But he says he’s hopeful the City Council will include more officers.

The City Council had asked for 1,000 more officers last year but the mayor rejected the plan.

Source: www.theyeshivaworld.com

NYPD Hopes to Use Video To Combat ‘Implicit Bias’ Against Officers

On a weekend radio show, Commissioner Bill Bratton discussed “false memory” of witnesses. New York City-based lawyer Mark Bederow said “implicit bias,” as Bratton put it, is something legal professionals grapple with when assessing witness testimony.

“Sometimes people may turn or hear or see something that’s already in progress, and it’s like starting to watch the play in Act Three, and they didn’t see Act One or Act Two,” he said. “Subconsciously, they fill in blanks.

“I’m worried that there’s a growing fundamental mistrust [of police],” Bratton said.

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Source: www.dnainfo.com

NYPD Social Media Head On New Programming

Despite some early stumbles, the New York Police Department’s head of social-media outreach says, there’s no going back.

The department’s new, more proactive social-media posture is best demonstrated by a new policy of putting Twitter handles on patrol cars, according to deputy commissioner for strategic initiatives Zach Tumin.

“I think it symbolizes the great move forward of the department in entering social media and being part of the conversation in New York about police and policing and safety and saying that [on] social media we are open for dialogue, open for conversation, you can find us here, you can engage us here,” said Tumin, in a recent phone interview. “And when you come to our Twitter page you’re going to find not a stultifying, anonymous page, you’ll find the commanding officer and his or her photograph.”

“By putting the Twitter handles on the cars we said we’re going to take the most mechanical representation of the NYPD that there is and we’re going to update it for the social age,” he said.

Source: www.capitalnewyork.com

Assaulted NYPD Officer Helped Inspire Columbia-Greene Community College Students

Surveillance video footage of the May 13 attack of New York Police Department Officer Lauren O’Rourke made headlines last week. O’Rourke had been on the C-GCC campus on April 14, just a month before the incident occurred as part of a panel of recent graduates that talked to current criminal justice students about what they could do with their degree. Read the full story.

Source: www.registerstar.com

New York Police Commissioner Bratton Requests 450 More Officers To Fight ISIS

“We’re treating that threat so seriously, I’m going to put another 450 police officers – if we get the approval to increase the size of the police force – and I need to do it very very quickly – into our counterterrorism operations to increase the ability of our officers to protect critical sites around the city. Or, if we were to have an incident, so I’d have a lot more officers in the streets with the appropriate equipment to deal with active shooters or hostage situations…

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Sam Ciccone, a Champion of Gay Police Officers, Dies at 71

Mr. Ciccone, a former sergeant in the Fairview, N.J., police department, was a co-founder of the Gay Officers Action League, known as GOAL, in New York City in 1982.

In January 1978, the mayor of New York, Edward I. Koch, issued an executive order banning discrimination in city agencies on the basis of “sexual orientation or affectional preference.” Less than three weeks later, in an essay on the Op-Ed page of The New York Times, Samuel DeMilia, the president of the Patrolmen’s Benevolent Association, declared that the mayor’s order would be “unworkable in the Police Department, and can do more harm than good.

“Sociability, vital to building a cohesive force, can never develop with homosexuals for obvious reasons,” Mr. DeMilia wrote. He added: “The overt homosexual is distinguished by his speech, mannerisms, conduct and dress. These have generally been received negatively by the public. There is no reason to believe that public attitudes toward these features that distinguish homosexuals will change once he puts on a police officer’s uniform.”

The following year, Sam Ciccone, a sergeant in the Fairview, N.J., police department, quit his job there after 15 years spent concealing his sexual orientation. He moved to New York, and in 1982 he and Charles H. Cochrane Jr., a gay New York City police sergeant, founded the Gay Officers Action League, known as GOAL, the first organization to address the needs and concerns of gay and lesbian law enforcement personnel. Similar groups have since arisen throughout the United States and abroad.

Mr. Ciccone was 71 when he died on May 10 at his apartment in Manhattan. His nephew Joseph Ciccone, a former New Jersey police officer who is now a Roman Catholic priest, confirmed the death. Edgar Rodriguez, a friend and a former police officer, said the cause was heart disease.

Read more at NY Times.

Source: www.nytimes.com