The city’s Correction Department is struggling to manage a massive backlog of disciplinary cases, resulting in the statute of limitations expiring in about 1,500 use of force investigations, according to a new federal monitor report.
Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents will no longer be able to arrest New Yorkers inside state courthouses without a warrant or judicial order—a policy shift aimed at preventing authorities from using courthouses as “hunting grounds,” immigrant rights advocates said.
The Legal Aid Society is suing a pair of “neglectful” Bronx landlords on behalf of 14 tenants, alleging the men violated a tenant harassment law and seeking a court order forcing them to make desperately needed repairs, court records show.
The victim was grabbed from behind by one attacker, then another set upon him before a third slashed him on his face with a blade—all while a fourth attacker stood watch, authorities said.
The unidentified robber strolled into the store at Westchester and Longwood Avenues about 3:20 p.m. Sunday, pretending to be a perusing customer. After a few moments he flashed the needle, moved behind the store counter, and threatened the female clerk, according to the NYPD.
Eleven years after the Bronx Hall of Justice opened its doors on East 161st St., the building’s sprawling “public courtyard” remains closed to the public. The unused space is costing taxpayers millions in maintenance and repair expenditures, and is unlikely to ever see public use unless an array of safety issues are addressed, a Bronx Justice News investigation found.
The law is best known for mandating that 16- and 17-year-old offenders no longer be automatically prosecuted as adults. But the legislation also allows any New Yorker who has remained crime-free for 10 years—and has two convictions or fewer on their record—to request certain state convictions be sealed.
Uber’s IPO filing Wednesday included a promise to publicly release data about alleged sexual assaults committed by Uber drivers — disclosures that could reveal the scope of driver misconduct incidents in the five boroughs.
Before his death, victim Vivian Connell had been on the verge of graduating from the College of New Rochelle with a degree in psychology. An honor roll student, he was also raising a little girl.
The New York City Council on Tuesday passed legislation to eliminate fees on all bail payments made by credit card — a change expected to ease the burden on Bronx families impacted by incarceration.