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Video of police ripping a black child from his mom has sparked debate over NYPD practices
A disturbing video of police officers ripping a 1-year-old child from his mother’s arms moments before her arrest has sparked renewed criticism of the New York Police Department’s use of force practices.
Man wanted for road rage killing of FDNY firefighter nabbed in NJ — report
Authorities have apprehended a man they say beat an off-duty FDNY firefighter to death with a baseball bat during a road rage incident in Brooklyn. The suspect, believed to be a Latin Kings gang member, was apprehended with a woman inside a hotel at the Circle Inn on Victory Plaza in South Amboy N.J
Mother whose baby was torn away by NYPD to be released without bail
The mother whose 1-year-old son was forcefully yanked away by New York Police Department officers last week had her charges dropped and was ordered released on her own recognizance, defense attorneys said.
Woman whose baby was ripped from her arms by officers won't face charges
A mother who had her 1-year-old child snatched from her arms by officers at a Brooklyn social services office will not face charges stemming from that incident and will be released from Rikers Island, where she was being held on an unrelated warrant.
One person found dead after fire breaks out in Queens apartment building
A woman was found dead after a fire broke out in her Queens apartment Tuesday night. Firefighters found the 65-year-old victim while responding to a blaze on the first floor of a 15-story building in the Carlyle Towers Complex, on Kissena Blvd. at Beech Ave. in Flushing., an FDNY spokesman said.
57-year-old woman fatally struck in Brooklyn hit and run
GRAVESEND, Brooklyn (WABC) -- Police are searching for a suspect after a woman was killed in a hit-and-run crash in Brooklyn Tuesday morning. The 57-year-old woman, identified as Francine LaBarbara, was struck while walking at West 2nd Street and Avenue Y in the Gravesend section at around 8 a.m.
Student slashed in face at Queens school, NYPD says
A 14-year-old student was slashed in the face by another student at a Queens school Tuesday morning, police said. The suspect, who also is a student, slashed the victim in the face and arm at the Benjamin N. Cardozo High School on 58th Avenue and 223rd Street in Bayside at about 8:50 a.m., an NYPD s
Mom from viral video showing cops yanking baby away from her ordered released from Rikers Island after charges against her dropped
A Brooklyn mom arrested after cops forcibly yanked her baby away was poised to leave jail Tuesday after a pair of legal victories. Jazmine Headley first had charges dropped against her from the viral video incident inside a Brooklyn social welfare office, and then a borough judge ordered her release
FULL VIDEO: New York City police seen pulling 1-year-old boy from mother's arms during arrest
NEW YORK -- A woman's arrest in Brooklyn has drawn national attention after video of the incident was posted to social media. The clip shows a group of New York police officers pulling a 1-year-old old boy from his mother's arms at a social services center.
Man dies after colleague drives over him on Cobble Hill set of 50 Cent-produced TV series
UPDATE ►Video Williamsburg: Beep gives Williamsburg church funds to restore statues destroyed by vandal. A man died on Monday after his coworker drove into him on the Cobble Hill set of an in-production television series executive produced by rapper 50 Cent, cops said.
Hunt for burglars, who have stolen over $400,000 in cash and valuables, targeting homes in Queens
QUEENS — Several Queens neighborhoods are on high alert after a rash of burglaries over the last few months. Police say 11 homes have been hit dating back to Sept., by the same group of robbers that have netted over $400,000 in cash and valuables so far.
Video: Shocking Footage Shows Cop Ripping 1-year-old Child Out of Mother's Arms at Social Services Office
Police have launched an investigation into a “troubling” video that shows several New York police officers attempting to pull a 1-year-old baby from the arms of his mother on the floor of a social services office in Brooklyn.
Mom in Caught-on-Camera Clash With Police, Baby, Returns Home After Judge Orders Release From Rikers
A judge on Tuesday ordered the release of a mother jailed after police violently pulled her toddler son from her arms in a videotaped encounter in the crowded waiting room of a New York City social services office.
'Power' Crew Member Killed in On-Set Accident in Brooklyn
A crew member on the Starz series Power was killed early Monday (Dec. 10) after being struck by a car in New York. Pedro Jimenez, 63, died after being hit by an SUV about 4:20 a.m. ET Monday. Jimenez was working as a production assistant and setting up traffic cones as the show prepared for a locati
Suspect in custody after New York firefighter killed in possible road-rage incident: Sources
A man is in custody after a possible road-rage incident led to the death of a New York City firefighter, law enforcement sources told ABC News. Faizal Coto, 33, of the New York Fire Department, was killed Sunday morning, police said.
Crips member shot on-duty FBI agent outside his Brooklyn home, then told girlfriend to ‘get the jewelry and get rid of it’: feds
A drug-dealing Crips member faces attempted murder charges after he shot an FBI agent in Brooklyn — then lied about being an innocent bystander in a shootout, federal prosecutors said.
Power outage caused by balloons leaves 1,500 Queens residents in the dark
JAMAICA, Queens (WABC) -- A power outage left hundreds of Queens residents in the dark Monday, and officials said it was all caused by balloons. According to Con Edison, helium balloons hit an overhead power line at Francis Lewis Boulevard and Murdock Avenue in Hollis.
EXCLUSIVE: MTA officer stops woman from leaping off Bronx-Whitestone Bridge
An MTA Bridges and Tunnels officer grabbed a suicidal woman moments before she tried to kill herself by jumping off the Bronx-Whitestone Bridge Sunday afternoon, law enforcement sources said.
Brooklyn Nine-Nine season 6 plot
Brooklyn Nine-Nine has been a fan favorite since it premiered in 2013. However, fans were horrified when they learned that the hysterical characters who work in the 99th precinct in Brooklyn might not be returning for another season. FOX announced they were canceling the beloved show, and audiences
3-year-old girl dies after being found unresponsive at Long Island day care
MALVERNE, Long Island (WABC) -- An investigation is underway into the death of a 3-year-old child at a day care in Nassau County. The incident was reported at Grace Lutheran Church and School in the 400 block of Hempstead Avenue around 1 p.m. last Friday.