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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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Escaped Murderer Shot Near Canadian Border

Law enforcement officers shot and killed a man who is believed to be one of two prisoners who broke out of a maximum security prison in New York three weeks ago and were in pursuit of the second escapee.

The man was shot by officers from the U.S. Border Patrol in a wooded area in Malone, New York, near the Canadian border, the New York State Police said in a statement.

Authorities believe the deceased man was escaped inmate Richard Matt, but a positive identification is pending.

Police said they were still searching for Matt’s accomplice, David Sweat, in the vicinity of the shootout after spotting a second man running into the woods.

Dozens of law enforcement vehicles had converged on the area, 27 miles (43 km) northwest of the Clinton Correctional Facility in Dannemora, where the convicted killers staged their elaborate escape and were discovered missing on June 6. The manhunt has involved as many as 1,100 law enforcement officers.

On Friday afternoon, a man driving a camper in Malone contacted police after hearing shots and realizing there were bullet holes in his vehicle, the Buffalo News said, citing unidentified sources. Police mobilized a tactical team and a shootout with Matt ensued, the News said.

Sweat, who police believe to be armed, is thought to be hiding in the forest, the News said.

Read more on SBS.

Source: www.sbs.com.au

New York To Hire 1,300 Police Officers, Invest In Mental Health With $78.5 Billion Budget

The new officers, who were announced amid a headline-grabbing surge in crime in certain neighborhoods, will cost the city $170 million. The costs will be offset by $70 million in savings, largely by creating a cap on department overtime. About 300 of the new officers will be assigned to counterterrorism.

The hires were first reported by The Associated Press. They will join a force of about 35,000 uniformed officers, the nation’s largest.

“It is the right thing to do,” said de Blasio. “Through a lot of work, we came to a plan that allows us to strengthen our police force while encouraging deepening of reform and finding key reforms on the fiscal front.”

The deal was made public and sealed with a handshake and hug between de Blasio and City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito, both Democrats, at City Hall late Monday.

Additionally, the budget authorizes the hiring of 400 administrative aides to take over desk jobs currently filled by police officers. Those officers will then be freed up to be deployed on the street for increased community policing.

A year ago, de Blasio flatly denied Mark-Viverito’s call to hire 1,000 new officers, pointing to record low crime rates and suggesting that the resources would be better used elsewhere to fulfill the mayor’s vision of a liberal, activist government that would better the lives of the less fortunate.

For much of the past year, City Hall stuck to that script. But police Commissioner William Bratton began intermittently advocating for the new hires, Mark-Viverito continued to push the plan as a way to improve outreach in neighborhoods often suspicious of police and pockets of the city suffered a surge in shooting and homicides in recent weeks.

Read more in New York Times.

Source: www.nytimes.com

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.

Source: www.oneidadispatch.com

NY State Police Tell Escaped New York Killers: ‘We’re Coming for You’

New York state police intensified their search for two escaped convicted killers on Friday as they arrested a prison worker accused of aiding the pair’s escape.

“We have a message for David Sweat and Richard Matt: We’re coming for you and we will not stop until you are caught,” New York State Police Maj. Charles Guess told reporters Friday night.

Police used helicopters, all-terrain vehicles and dogs to search for any sign of convicts David Sweat and Richard Matt, but rain has hampered search efforts.

Watch the report on NBC NEWS.

Source: www.nbcnews.com

The Long Blue Line: US Police Form Human Chain In Hunt for Escaped Killers

Police hunting two convicted murderers on the run after escaping from a New York jail have descended on an area just south of the prison.

Richard Matt, 49, and David Sweat, 35, have been on the run since Saturday morning after escaping from their cell in the maximum security Clinton Correctional Facility in Dannemorra. It was the first escape in the prison’s 170-year history.

Amateur vision showed police scouring rural fields after a possible sighting of the two men on foot in the area of Willsboro, around 60km from Dannemora. Officers can be seen forcing a long, continuous line as they hunt for the escapees.

Read more at 9 News

Source: www.9news.com.au

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…

Source: jpupdates.com

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

New York Plainclothes Policeman Critically Wounded In Shooting

Brian Moore, 25, was shot in the head when trying to question a suspect in Queens. The officer, Brian Moore, 25, underwent surgery at Jamaica hospital medical center about four hours after the shooting in Queens, a hospital representative told reporters on Saturday night.

Source: www.theguardian.com