Shaiquan Wilson, 21, who recently became a dad, was killed by a masked gunman about 10:40 p.m. Friday in Soundview, according to police.
Forest Byrd, attending a late-night cookout at a playground near his home, was gunned down about 1:30 a.m. Saturday, according to the NYPD.
The nonprofit organization Volunteers of America-Greater New York will take over the operation of two domestic violence shelters in the Bronx, with the city ceding control amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
The operator of this Bronx Zoo apologized this week for acts “unconscionable racial intolerance” the zoo demonstrated when it exhibited an African man as an exotic animal and promoted the long-debunked study of racial science known as eugenics.
Tiffany Harris, 32, was found stabbed inside an apartment building hallway around 1:30 a.m. Sunday, roughly a mile from the victim’s own residence, according to the NYPD.
The rate stands at a startling 24.7 percent in the Bronx, higher than the citywide unemployment rate of 20.4 percent, according to newly released statistics from the state Department of Labor.
The arrests come amid a territorial war between the Pagans and Hell’s Angels motorcycle gangs in the Bronx
Bronx Councilwoman Vanessa Gibson and District Attorney Darcel Clark led an anti-violence rally Monday in response to a recent surge in shootings and homicides in Claremont and Concourse.
An 18-year-old girl has been charged with murder for her alleged role in the killing of a Bronx man found wrapped in plastic on a McDonald’s roof in Melrose, authorities said.
An autopsy will determine the man’s cause of death and whether he’s a homicide victim, authorities said .
Police responding to reports of a crowd gathered on Sedgwick Avenue Thursday found the men inside the parked vehicle with gunshot wounds to the back of their heads.
There’s been lots of talk lately of dismantling corrupt systems, mostly in relation to police brutality. But there’s another system that needs tearing down down if New Yorkers are to achieve true justice.
Innocent bystander Brandon Hendricks, 17, was shot in his neck on Davidson Avenue while attending a birthday barbecue in Morris Heights shortly before midnight Sunday, police said.
“At this time, these appear to be crimes of opportunity,” DEA spokesman Michael Miller said of the strikes on pharmacies. “DEA has not seen evidence of a coordinated effort.”
Bronx elected officials Monday denounced the nooses discovered in Van Cortlandt Park last week, calling on law enforcement to “thoroughly” investigate the incident and treat it “with the seriousness that it demands.”
Two Bronx man said they discovered nooses hanging in trees in Van Cortlandt Park Thursday night, hours before the official commemoration of Juneteenth, authorities said.
Rashidi Goddard, 34, and a second male victim, also 34, were shot on Franklin Avenue near East 167th Street shortly after 10 p.m. Monday, according to the NYPD.
A 19-year-old girl died and three other young people were injured by gunfire in a shooting at Shoelace Park in the Bronx Friday, authorities said.
The NYPD’s Internal Affairs Bureau is investigating Officer Kevin Hickey’s beating of Jahmel Leach, who suffered broken bones in his face and damage to his jaw and teeth, which he is in danger of losing, relatives said.
Police Commissioner Dermot Shea defended Thursday’s operation targeting peaceful protestors in the Bronx, claiming his department had intelligence demonstrators intended to “destroy property, injure cops and to cause mayhem.”
The police action was personally overseen by NYPD Chief of Department Terence Monahan, who appears on video directing officers to take at least one peaceful demonstrator into custody.
The Comptroller and mayoral contender called Thursday for the city to slash $1.1 billion in NYPD funding over the next four years, shifting responsibilities away from the police— and boosting investments in communities impacted by police violence and racism.
Amid violent clashes with police, looters damaged local pharmacies, delis, beauty supply stores, pawn shops, and other businesses, busting out storefront windows and making off with property, according to the NYPD.
Cesar Mejia was found unconscious by police near Pelham Parkway South and Bolton Street, a serious gash in his forehead and extreme bruising to his body, according to the NYPD.
Widespread civil unrest rocked America this week in response to the killing of George Floyd—a Minnesota man killed by a policeman who kneeled on his head for nearly nine minutes.
The company tasked with maintaining a problem-plagued Bronx apartment building has replaced the property manager, after Bronx Justice News pressed them for answers following the fatal shooting of a tenant.
Surveillance captured the murder of Najai Sow, 35, who was shot three times in his mid-section Saturday.
St. Luke’s Church, the largest parish in the city’s Episcopal diocese, has been supplying food to hungry locals throughout the pandemic, helping to sustain families even as the virus ravages their communities.
Miguel Cabrera was found shot in his parked car on East 175th Street, bleeding from a gunshot wound to his neck, according to the NYPD.
At least 155 Co-op City residents have died of COVID-19, accounting for one of every 282 residents of the sprawling affordable housing complex, according to new data released by the city.
Kyeone Stone, 25, and Travis Moore, 29, both of Manhattan, are charged with robbing and killing Julian Oden inside his apartment building at 4439 3rd Ave. in the Bronx Friday.
The Bronx’s 15th Congressional District ranks dead last in economic prospects for young people, according to a new index.
A coronavirus-related syndrome has been detected in 110 New York City children as of Friday, with the Bronx registering the highest case count, authorities said.
Legislation introduced this week in the U.S. House of Representatives would suspend deportations of Haitian nationals – including members of the Bronx’s large Haitian community – amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
The NYPD has arrested 125 people on charges related to the coronavirus outbreak, including 113 who are black or Latino, police said.
Of the 40,689 coronavirus infections recorded across the Bronx, at least 4,042 have been deadly, according to the most recent city data.
Homicide detectives are using the latest in video enhancement technology as they work to identify the masked killers responsible for gunning down a Bronx motorcycle gang leader last week.
A week after Bronxites railed against a city plan that excluded wide swaths of the borough from its mask giveaway program, officials announced a slate of new distribution sites.
Francisco Rosado was gunned down during an ambush by two men wearing masks in Allerton shortly before 3:30 p.m., officials said, the killers firing shots into his head and chest.
Progress is being made in our borough and city, but those gains could disappear if we fail to elect candidates up to the task.
The candidate disqualifications, ruled on by the Board of Elections last week, came in response to a seemingly well-organized effort by veteran Party operatives, officials, and well-connected candidates looking to keep competitors off the ballot ahead of the June 23 primary.
The Bronx will have 11 of the city’s 55 planned locations, officials said, but none will be located in the East Bronx: a sprawling area with some of the highest poverty and coronavirus death rates rates in the nation, as well as more residents of color than any other borough.
New York City’s COVID-19 small business loan program—meant to shore up struggling local merchants—has awarded less than one percent of its funds to Bronx businesses so far, with 99 percent going to owners in other boroughs, city officials said Wednesday.
Becky Crown, who lived on the Upper West Side, was found partially nude with traumatic injuries, her corpse left inside a residential garbage can behind 4464 Park Ave., according to police.
“It makes me question the motive and who profits from making every child in NY take this poison,” the first-time political candidate, and public school parent, said in the Nov. 2019 post.
Dominique Ben-David, 22, and Lesa Whitlow, 57, ware found found slain in separate incidents earlier this month.
A state official told Bronx Justice News multiple employees at Bronxwood Assisted Living in Williamsbridge have reported a lack of personal protection equipment and supplies, no face coverings for residents, and mismanagement by administrators, leading to the deaths of 12 or more residents.
The testing program, part of a multi-phase effort by the state to assess how many New Yorkers have contracted the disease, randomly surveyed 3,000 residents at stores across 19 counties and 40 locations.
Residing in the national epicenter of the pandemic, Bronx residents account for a confirmed 30,142 coronavirus infections, with 2,719 deaths recorded here as of Monday night.
NYPD detectives are investigating the death of a woman found partially nude with traumatic injuries in Tremont, her corpse left inside a residential garbage can.
The New York State Nurses Association filed a lawsuit against Montefiore Medical Center Monday, alleging the Bronx hospital is failing to properly protect staffers from COVID-19.
The state-run program will also facilitate the distribution of 500,000 cloth face masks to all NYCHA and other state public housing residents, as well as provide 10,000 gallons of hand sanitizer to the projects, Gov. Andrew Cuomo said.
Chris Mondal, a 30-year-old paraprofessional who taught at PS 46 for eight years, and David Behrbom, 47, who taught physical education at PS 55 for over 15 years, both succumbed to the disease this month.
The mandate applies in any public situation where social distancing is not necessarily possible—such as shopping in a store, riding the subway, or walking on a street at the same time as others.
The Morrisania location is among a handful of “community testing” centers Mayor Bill de Blasio vowed would service virus-ravaged communities of color, after Bronx Justice News revealed acute testing shortages and rationing across The Bronx.
State investigators are probing dozens of incidents of alleged abuse, neglect, or violence at New York City’s youth jails amid the coronavirus pandemic, including a riot that broke out Sunday.
Roughly a month into the coronavirus crisis, New York State has been criticized for not making COVID-19 tests more accessible to low-income communities of color, which have been disproportionally impacted in the Bronx.
FEMA, the federal agency tasked with aiding states in times of crisis, got word from the New York Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Services that the Van Cortland Park site – along with a handful of other “alternate care” facilities contracted for rapid construction in New York State – were “no longer needed,” a FEMA spokeswoman said Tuesday.
“For the first time, we’re going to have a truly reliable major supply of testing,” de Blasio said at a press briefing Tuesday, after his pleas for more tests from the White House went unanswered. “The number one issue from day one has been testing.”
A Department of Defense contract to build a 200-bed field hospital in the Bronx has been canceled by the federal government, with a stop-work order issued by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Monday morning, Bronx Justice News has learned.
Mayor Bill de Blasio sent a letter to White House trade advisor Peter Navarro Sunday requesting 110,000 COVID-19 test kits, more than a million protective gowns for health care workers, and 134,000 protective face shields, as The Bronx reels from coronavirus deaths.
The mayor, who has faced criticism for a lack of coronavirus testing in the Bronx, said he hoped a community-testing program could begin by week’s end. But that timeline is contingent upon the feds shipping much-needed kits to New York City.
Coronavirus tests are being heavily rationed across the Bronx, with low-income residents growing increasingly desperate for diagnosis and treatment in the city’s hardest hit borough.
The bodies of NYCHA tenants felled by coronavirus are routinely being found inside their Bronx apartments, as an acute shortage of COVID-19 testing and treatment continues to devastate low-income communities, tenant advocates told Bronx Justice News.
Half the USPS workforce or more in Kingsbridge has been absent each day amid the COVID-19 crisis, as staffers deal with quarantine and health care issues, child and elder care, pre-scheduled holiday time off, and other challenges, a spokeswoman said.
The Bronx youth jail is being used to house to all “symptomatic” child prisoners as part of the de Blasio administration’s consolidation plan.
Miguel Fuentes, Jr., the Bronxcare Health System president, earned roughly $2 million in compensation last year, even as the hospital failed to stock up on basic protective gear, a physician said.
All testing sites require an appointment, officials said, which can be made by calling 718-918-5700 or the Health Department Coronavirus hotline at 1-888-364-3065.
Bronx residents accounted for one in four coronavirus hospitalizations citywide, an analysis showed, and were dying at three times the rate of infected Manhattan residents.
Several parents fear their teenage children are being neglected at Horizon Juvenile Center amid the deadly coronavirus outbreak, which has infected dozens of prisoners and corrections staffers across the five boroughs.
A total of 9,343 patients have tested positive for COVID-19 in the Bronx, with 421 deaths confirmed, authorities said.
The attack happened on a city bus about 3 p.m. Saturday near West 166th Street, where the trio of 15-year olds yelled anti-Asian slurs at the 51-year-old victim, blaming her for the spread of COVID-19 as one of the girls struck her in her head with an umbrella, according to the NYPD.
The highest number of positive cases appeared to be recorded in the neighborhoods of Highbridge, Morrisania, Fordham, Bronx Park, Pelham, and Throgs Neck, according to city data.
Freda Ocran, 50, succumbed to the virus Saturday after after apparently becoming infected while treating sick New Yorkers at the public hospital.
The drive-up testing center will be located behind the Bay Plaza AMC Theater at 2210 Bartow Avenue in Co-Op City.
A 23-year veteran of the force, Cedric Dixon is the third NYPD employee to die from the virus, authorities said.
The Highbridge and Morrisania sections of the Bronx appear to account for the borough’s largest concentration of confirmed coronavirus infections—a wave of illness ravaging communities already struggling with high rates of poverty and HIV.
A veteran Bronx mailman died from coronavirus Wednesday, becoming the first federal postal carrier in New York City to succumb to COVID-19.
Health workers are racing to save virus-stricken patients in tents outside NYC Health + Hospitals/Jacobi in the Bronx, as COVID-19 infections threaten to overwhelm New York City’s public hospital system.
The federal Substance Abuse and Mental Health Administration Tuesday said methadone clinics in New York can send stable patients home with 28-day supplies of the drug, and less stable ones with 14-day supplies.
Amid the continued spread of corona virus in New York City, officials announced the opening of three COVID-19 assessment and testing centers in the Bronx.
Monday marks the 13th anniversary of the killing of Randi Gorenberg, whose disappearance from a posh Boca Raton mall and ensuing murder remain one of South Florida’s most vexing unsolved cases.
With the city now seeing more coronavirus cases than any municipality in America, Mayor Bill de Blasio Sunday said city hospitals are 10 days away from running out of life-saving equipment, including ventilators.
The worker’s infection marks the latest incident of the contagion spreading within New York City’s correction system.
Former presidential candidate Andrew Yang’s nonprofit organization is cutting at least $500,000 worth of checks to low-income families in New York City impacted by the coronavirus, with a focus on the working poor in the Bronx, Yang announced Friday.
A Rikers Island prisoner and city correction officer assigned to the jail have both tested positive for the coronavirus, officials said, days after the death of another virus-stricken DOC employee.
The coronavirus outbreak is spurring alarm among New York City’s addiction treatment workers and opioid-dependent patients, with long lines forming outside city methadone clinics, Naloxone reportedly more difficult to access, and group addiction therapy continuing in some facilities—despite the risk of contagion.
A Department of Correction investigator died from the coronavirus Sunday, officials said, fueling concerns about the potential spread of COVID-19 in New York City’s correction system.
The city worker, whose identity was not made public, works in the department’s Investigation Division at DOC headquarters in East Elmhurst.
The Bronx Hall of Justice’s civic plaza is at last partially open to the public, after a Bronx Justice News investigation revealed years of financial waste and construction delays at the controversial site.
A notorious Bronx drug market run out of a bakery was shut down, and 14 dealers who helped operate it arrested Wednesday, prosecutors said.
The incident happened about 1:30 p.m. on East 161st Street near Concourse Village West, the same block where DA’s headquarters and the Bronx Hall of Justice are located.
Angelica Jimenez was found unconscious with her head bludgeoned inside her living room at the Castle Hill Houses about 6:45 p.m. Sunday.
Rudolph Dunning, 25, died from stabs wounds suffered during a fight inside the Morris Avenue station in Soundview.
ICE has begun an operation targeting illegal immigrants in so-called sanctuary cities across the U.S., with agents stepping up surveillance in predominantly Latino neighborhoods—including parts of the Bronx, local immigration attorneys told Bronx Justice News.
Detectives have made two more arrests in the killing of 44-year-old Tamara Sinclair.
The NYCLU and Bronx Defenders sued the federal government this week, claiming ICE is unlawfully keeping thousands of New Yorkers jailed on non-criminal immigration offenses.
A Bronx man was indicted on multiple counts of attempted murder Wednesday for allegedly carrying out two ambush attacks on police in the 41st Precinct last month, authorities said.
A man has been charged with murder for allegedly fatally killing his girlfriend in Unionport Sunday night as part of a three-victim stabbing spree, police said.
An agreement forged by lawyers from the Legal Aid Society and the City expands access to homeless and runaway youth programs serving New Yorkers aged 16 to 20.
Reign Harney was arrested Thursday, two weeks after she and two other women allegedly beat up victim Tamara Sinclair, 43, for failing to let them into a locked TD Bank ATM vestibule.
A 17-year-old prisoner at Horizon Juvenile Center in the Bronx was the victim of “serious” abuse and neglect at the hands of facility staff—mistreatment that city and state officials are keeping hidden from public scrutiny, a Bronx Justice News investigation found.
Tamara Sinclair was assaulted Feb. 11 by a group of attackers at the Bank of America on the corner Pelham Parkway and White Plains Road, authorities said.
The facial recognition app, created by Clearview AI, has compiled more than 3 billion facial images from the Internet for use by private clients and government agencies, spurring dire warnings from civil rights and privacy advocates.
Brandon Almonte suffered fatal stab wounds to his neck inflicted by the 53-year-old co-worker, who was taken into custody by police
Owen Drain, 35, who federal prosecutors said also goes by the names “White Boy” and “Tommy, worked with an accomplice to lure the 30-year-old victim into a black SUV on Nov. 19 in Parkchester before training a gun on her, stealing her cell phones, and binding her hands and feet with zip ties, prosecutors said.
Dr. Bruce Weir, 76, a genome expert from New Zealand, replaces Dr. Dwight Adams, who stepped down from his post during the state DNA subcommittee’s November meeting.
Leonard Nieves, 33, said nothing as he entered B&A Gourmet Deli, on Brook Avenue at 137th Street in Mott Haven, and fatally shot Yehya Almontaser in his chest shortly after 6:30 p.m. Friday, according to the NYPD.
A 20-year-old Bronx deli worker was fatally shot Tuesday when a fight broke out in his store—the second bodega worker murdered in the borough in less than a week, authorities said.
A member of one of the Bronx’s most powerful street gangs has been sentenced to 20 years in federal prison, closing out a violent era that saw his crew and two others terrorize the Mill Brook Houses, authorities said.
Recently filed tax records show Dr. Philip Ozuah, the new CEO of Montefiore Medicine, collected $13 million in early retirement money, bonus pay, and salary in 2018 alone.
Yehya Almontaser, a native of Yemen who had recently become a U.S. citizen, suffered two bullet wounds to his chest at B&A Gourmet Deli, on Brook Avenue at 137th Street in Mott Haven.
A City Council member representing the Bronx must pay a $5,000 fine for having an NYPD Deputy Chief fix her traffic ticket, according to the city’s Conflicts of Interest Board.
The victim, Rabia Bugum, 23, received stitches to her head and hand after the attack, which happened on a northbound No. 6 train at Brooke Avenue about 10:45 a.m. Wednesday, police said.
A Bronx man was convicted by a federal jury Wednesday for his role in a large-scale drug conspiracy that trafficked dozens of kilograms of heroin and fentanyl into Massachusetts from the Bronx and Dominican Republic, prosecutors said.
A 19-year-old man was indicted for murder and manslaughter Tuesday, accused of stabbing a 20-year-old victim to death in Fordham Heights last year, authorities said.
A new affordable housing complex, featuring 96 apartments for formerly homeless New Yorkers with special needs – as well as low-income people – is coming to Fordham Heights.
The accused shooter, Robert Williams, stormed the 41st Precinct station house on Longwood Avenue about 8 a.m. Sunday, emptying his clip inside and wounding Lt. Jose Gautreaux in his left arm, a police official said.
Michael Latimer of the Transit Bureau was off-duty when he and an accomplice allegedly entered an Allerton apartment shortly before 4 p.m. Thursday, holding one or more guns on their target, authorities said.
Mott Haven families run the highest risk of economic insecurity, with kids in the neighborhood more than 18 times more likely to live in poverty than children in Greenwich Village, the report states.
Bronx residents are being urged to make use of a city program providing free fruits and vegetables, with steep cuts to the the U.S. government’s food stamp program looming.
Shameek Lilly, who lived with his family on White Plains Road, was carrying groceries home when someone shot him in his chest shortly after 9 p.m. Monday.
Julio Jimenez, 34, an 11-year-veteran of the police force, allegedly swiped appliances and other home goods from the business on Bruckner Boulevard around 4 p.m. Sunday, stuffing them in his coat before exiting.
Detectives are searching for two attackers involved in the shooting of a 19-year-old man at his Bronx home, authorities said.
A bill proposed in the state legislature would ban use of facial recognition technology by law enforcement in New York—a move aimed at curbing the NYPD’s unregulated casework involving the controversial surveillance tool.
Teshawn Watkins, 27, was charged with murder, manslaughter, reckless endangerment and acting in a manner injurious to a child.
Police are investigating as suspicious the death of a 1-month-old baby boy found unresponsive inside his Bronx home Wednesday, authorities said.
Six people have been arrested in connection with a $7 million heroin and fentanyl distribution network operating out of a Kingsbridge apartment, authorities said.
NYCHA residents filed nearly 32,000 work orders to remove mildew from their apartments in the first months of 2019, with Bronx housing complexes registering some of the highest numbers of complaints, new data shows.
NYPD officers caught up with Hector Vazquez, 54, after they got a 911 call about a man with a gun on East 137th Street shortly before 3 p.m. Sunday.
A man riding the No. 4 train in the Bronx slashed another rider’s face Saturday after an argument broke out between the two, authorities said.
Christopher Padin, 27, allegedly carried out the fatal the Jan. 19 shooting of Matthew Jones outside a Creston Avenue apartment building, following a dispute over money, police said.
Edy Corneil was fatally shot about 4:50 a.m. Monday at Floridita, a 24-hour-restaurant on 206th Street, where he had been celebrating his 28th birthday with friends.
Five city vehicles in the South Bronx are being equipped with state-of-the-art sensors developed by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and will collect black-by-block data as they drive around the borough.
To gather data, researchers studied expecting mothers in Northern Manhattan and the Bronx, including many participants who self-identified as African American or Dominican.
A celebratory MLK day basketball game between high school teams turned violent Monday when a spectator opened fire inside the iconic South Bronx gym, setting off panic in the crowd, authorities said.
The wounded victim was found shorty before 11:30 p.m. outside an apartment building at East 182nd Street and Creston Avenue.
The Bronx, New York City’s northernmost borough, is particularly vulnerable to downwind smog and air pollution. Asthma death rates in the Bronx are three times higher than the rest of the nation, research shows.
Ryan Chambers, 34, is charged with murder in the Jan. 1 killing of Rahkeem Jennings, who was found dead with bullet wounds to his head and neck inside his apartment at the Bronx River Houses.
The victim, Jason Parris, was seen arguing with his unidentified killer outside a Claremont liquor store Saturday night, police said.
Bronx County’s 5.7-percent wage growth ranked 15th among the nation’s 355 largest counties, federal data shows.
The Homeless Shelter Directory, a popular resource for people living on the streets, recently conducted a survey asking the homeless how they survive with little to no money. The number answer: the McDonald’s dollar menu.
New York City Housing Authority residents filed nearly 60,000 work orders to address roach and bedbug infestations during the first nine months of 2019 alone.
A 36-year-old man was fatally shot in his head in Claremont Saturday night, police said.
Detectives are running down leads in an attack that saw gunmen on motorcycles open fire on the Hells’ Angels Bronx clubhouse earlier this month — a shooting they hope to solve before the violence escalates, authorities said.
More than 50 residents were displaced by the flames and given temporary shelter by the Red Cross, authorities said.
The new shelters are part of Mayor Bill de Blasio’s Turning the Tide program, which aims to combat New York City’s homeless crisis.
Jaywalking laws are rarely enforced in New York City, but when they are, Hispanic and African-Americans living in the Bronx account for a disproportionate number of summons recipients, new data shows.
Dwayne Reid, 48, of Larchmont, carried out the execution-style shooting of Lamont Smith, 45, on the morning of May 21, 2014 in front of of PS 112 in Baychester, prosecutors said.
The NYPD is now legally required to crack down on placard abuse — a measure aimed at curbing years of rogue parking by city workers both active and retired, plus their families and friends.
Eileen Zelis Aria, 35, was ejected from a passenger bus traveling from New York City to Ohio on the Pennsylvania Turnpike Sunday, authorities said.
Oliver Askia suffered a fatal gunshot wound to his chest in front of Krystal Bar and Lounge on University Avenue in Morris Heights Nov. 30.
A Bronx property recently turned into an official Hell’s Angels clubhouse became a target of gun violence Thursday, fired upon by multiple shooters on motorcycles, authorities said.
Rahkeem Jennings was found dead with bullet wounds to his head and neck inside his apartment at the Bronx River Houses, police said.
Abu Conteh, 18, of the Bronx, was arraigned Tuesday on charges of murder, manslaughter and gang assault in the killing of Juan Fresnada, 60.
Gordon Allen, 61, was flying a Grumman American AA-5A when it crashed into a home about three miles south of College Park Airport.
Juan Fresnada, of Morrisania, was set upon by three assailants who stole $1 from him after pummeling him with punches and kicks, as well as a large trash can, according to police.
Devon McFarlane, 24, was gunned down near the intersection of East Burnside Avenue and Morris Avenue shortly after 11:30 p.m. Friday, according to the NYPD.
A former Yonkers police detective pleaded guilty Friday to perjuring himself in a Bronx narcotics case, leading to an innocent Olinville man serving nearly five months in jail.
Police are trying to find the culprits behind a Christmas morning attack that left four people with stab wounds in Concourse Village.
Asun Thomas, 46, surrendered to NYPD detectives after police publicly released surveillance images showing him outside the victim’s building.
Luz Perez was found dead in her home at 519 E. 187th Street on Oct. 13, with trauma to her head and body, police said.
The program will be implemented at CUNY’s seven community colleges, including Bronx Community College and Hostos Community College in the South Bronx, during the fall and spring academic semesters.
ICE is asking federal immigration courts to reopen old, “administratively closed” cases against undocumented immigrants living in New York City, including some from the Bronx.
A 20-year-old man is clinging to life after being stabbed in his torso outside Bronx Community College Saturday, authorities said.
Candido Lizarro, 26, was indicted this week on charges including attempted murder, assault, and gun possession. Lizarro and his mother, Annette Spann, also face conspiracy and criminal solicitation charges.
Investigators are searching for a group of six young men responsible for attacking a 15-year-old boy in a Bronx subway station Saturday, leaving him with a stab wound to his chest and a knife slash to his elbow, authorities said.
A 16-year-old girl police initially believed kidnapped in the Bronx actually helped stage her own abduction, authorities said Tuesday.
A 16-year-old girl was snatched off a Bronx street by kidnappers Monday night as she walked beside her mother, setting off a massive manhunt across New York City, authorities said.
The Green Light NY Law makes New York the thirteenth state to grant licenses to residents who pass applicable driving tests, regardless of their immigration status.
A man pointing a fake gun at officers was critically wounded by police early Saturday, authorities said.
Worshipers at the Bangla Bazar Jame Masjid mosque on Odell Street had just finished morning prayers Tuesday when, surveillance footage shows, a man used a lighter to set trash on fire inside a garbage can outside the mosque, police said.
The Racially and Ethnically Motivated Extremism squad will gather and analyze intelligence in an effort to crush extremist plots like Tuesday’s anti-Semitic mass shooting at a Jersey City Kosher supermarket.
The city data, analyzed by Renthop.com, shows the communities of Mount Hope, Fordham South, Norwood, Williamsbridge-Olinville, Bedford Park-Fordham North, and Pelham Parkway tallied the most 311 complaints about heating problems at residential buildings.
An 18-year-old man is facing murder and manslaughter charges for fatally stabbing a romantic rival in Hunts Point Sunday, police said.
Gerardo Villano Juárez, 24, was found dead Thursday in the courtyard of his apartment building on Grand Concourse and East 178th Street in Mount Hope, just six weeks after his arrival in America.
The victim was seated on the bus bench in the 800 block of Melrose Avenue when the bullet struck him in his side about 2:15 p.m. Thursday, according to the NYPD.
Dane Richardson, 36, is expected to be charged with two counts of murder, attempted criminally negligent homicide, weapon possession, and drug possession.
The new work requirements, part of a USDA rule change, will affect people between the ages of 18 and 49 who have not kids and are not disabled, government officials said.
Nearly 400 genetic profiles of victims and witnesses have been removed from New York City’s DNA identification index, a database that has come under scrutiny for what critics describe as illegal collection of genetic material, according to a new report.
Oliver Askia suffered a fatal gunshot wound to his chest in front of Krystal Bar and Lounge on University Avenue in Morris Heights shortly before 11 p.m. Saturday, according to the NYPD.
The latest shooting happened around 2:10 p.m. Friday on East 166th Street near Union Avenue when a gunman stepped out a white BMW and opened fire, wounding the 25-year-old victim before driving off, according to the NYPD.
Police are searching for three men linked to a Bronx shooting that wounded five victims early Thanksgiving Day, authorities said.
The worst of the gunplay took place about 4 p.m. in Melrose where five people were shot, including a 10-year-old boy and a 15-year-old boy.
A drug crew leader who helped flood parts of the Bronx with cocaine and heroin, using murder and violence to prolong his reign for nearly two decades, was sentenced Wednesday to 35 years in prison, authorities said.
Assemblyman Andrew Hevesi sent a formal request to State Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli requesting the audit, which would compel the city’s homeless service providers to open their books amid an alarming rise in homelessness in the Bronx and elsewhere.
Kashka Richards, 23, was shot in his head at the shop on 167th Street near Sheridan Avenue about 11 p.m. Wednesday, according to the NYPD.
Police believe Davacchie Cole, 17, shot Tory Barnes, 29, multiple times as he stood on West 176th Street near Walton Avenue about 8:30 p.m. Nov. 15.
Investigators probing the 2007 Boca mall murders and abductions have pursued more than a dozen new leads this year – in addition to more than 20 fresh leads generated in 2018 – renewing hopes that some of South Florida’s most haunting crimes may yet be solved, Bronx Justice News has learned.
The three neighborhoods with the highest evection filing rates citywide were all in the Bronx: Highbridge/Concourse, Morrisania/Crotona, and Hunts Point/Longwood, according to a new report.
Stephon Brown, 19, and his brother were standing outside one of the housing project’s buildings on Randall Avenue when a black-clad gunman opened fire shortly after 9 p.m., according to the NYPD.
NYPD investigators said Sam Cross, 51, opened fire outside a Castle Hill strip mall in June 2018, killing Mustafa Tarver, 33, Christopher Alleyne, also 33, and Arileida Jimenez, 45, all from the Bronx.
A 29-year old man was shot to death, possibly in connection with a drug dispute, outside a Mount Hope building Friday, authorities said.
A pair of armed criminals carried out a brazen robbery at a Bronx recording studio Wednesday, getting away with thousands in cash and electronics before shooting a victim, authorities said.
The NYPD has for years maintained an illegal database containing the fingerprints of thousands of underage New Yorkers—many of whom were never convicted of any crime, the agency revealed to defense attorneys this week.
Builders recently began construction of a massive, mixed-use development at one of the Bronx’s most notorious former institutions: the violence-plagued Bridges Juvenile Center.
Jarmilla Brooks was unresponsive when NYPD officers visited her apartment Monday in response to a report of an unconscious person at the River Park Towers, according to police.
Thieves slipped into the multi-million dollar home of Don Ghermezian, CEO of Mall of America owner Triple Five Group, and stole more than two dozen handbags and pricey pieces of jewelry before getting away, police officials said.
The Legal Aid Society released a video Saturday of what they say is an illegal search of a Bronx man frequently subjected to unlawful stop-and-frisk searches by the NYPD.
Nearly 5,000 residents at the Bronx public housing complex spent Friday without any heat or hot water, on a day when temperatures in the borough were expected to dip into the 20s.
The teen was walking at Jerome and Fordham avenues when the armed mugger attacked him about 12:30 a.m. Thursday, according to the NYPD.
Two days after a media report criticizing Bronx District Attorney Darcel Clark for accepting campaign donations from the city’s jail guard union, her office announced the unsealing of an indictment against a correction officer who allegedly helped smuggle heroin onto Rikers Island.
Jose “Hov Goon” Rodriguez, 27, fatally shot Daquan Cooper, 23, in Parkchester on June 25, 2015, setting off a four-plus year investigation that culminated in his indictment Tuesday, federal prosecutors said.
The 31-year-old gunshot victim died at the scene from wounds to his head and leg, while a 32-year-old man survived a gunshot wound to his leg, according to the NYPD.
Joey’s note to dad Philip Hauser was discovered among a trove of previously unreported documents exclusively obtained by Bronx Justice News as part of its investigation into the mall attacks—records that are shedding new light on the still-unsolved crimes.
The report found Hunts Point and Longwood have some of the highest rates of asthma diagnoses among children on Medicaid, as well as higher rates of home maintenance problems, exposure to cockroaches, and health care use related to childhood asthma.
The teen was standing outside a building on Creston Avenue near East 193rd Street shortly after 3 p.m. when the bullet struck him, according to the NYPD.
A woman is suing a Bronx Econo Lodge for allegedly ignoring sex trafficking at the hotel, allowing her to be prostituted there when she was just 10 years old.
The homeless children resided in shelters, lived with others due to loss of housing, or else lacked a fixed, adequate place to sleep in at night, according to new data.
The gunman fired the errant shots on Fox Street in Longwood about 5 p.m. Saturday, missing his apparent targets, according to the NYPD.
The jury’s guilty verdict against Anna Mendez is the fifth public disposition in the investigation of wide-ranging corruption at Tremont Crotona, Inc., and A&G Early Learn Community Network, two nonprofit day care centers in the Bronx.
The shooting followed a dispute between the victim and the unidentified assailant near Sheridan Avenue and 165th Street, according to the NYPD.
A proposed state law would require New York City to expunge all records stored in its municipal DNA identification index—a database that has come under scrutiny for what critics describe as illegal collection of genetic material.
Franklin Williams, 37, was killed inside the Robinson Deli & Grocery on Longwood Avenue in Woodstock about 1 p.m. Thursday, according to police.
Prosecutors say people will be able resolve quality-of-life summons warrants, learn about sealing old convictions, and get information about expunging marijuana possession convictions Saturday at Thessalonia Worship Center, 951 Rev. James A. Polite Avenue.
A Bronx man thought to have accidentally killed himself with an NYPD officer’s gun Easter morning was actually shot by the officer, who prosecutors criminally charged Tuesday, authorities said.
A bystander found Judy Guzman, 54, wrapped in a blanket with duct on West 183rd Street near Sedgwick Avenue in University Heights shortly before 11:30 p.m. Friday, authorities said.
A biotech entrepreneur is suing for access to Yankee Stadium, claiming she was denied entry to Thursday’s ALCS game because of her “romantic” social media relationship with Yankees slugger Brett Gardner, court records show.
Allan Feliz, 31, was pulled over for not wearing his seat belt, leading to a deadly struggle on Bainbridge Avenue.
A trove of records obtained by Bronx Justice News is shedding new light on a series of unsolved 2007 murders and abductions, revealing previously unknown details about detectives’ pursuit of the killer or killers, the lives of the victims, and security lapses at Town Center at Boca Raton mall in the lead-up to the crimes.
The work of a Virginia-based DNA testing company could wind up putting New Yorkers behind bars, but its plans for genetic testing in the Empire State are being kept from the public—and even the state’s own forensic science commission.
A 40-year-old woman was found stabbed to death at her Bronx apartment Sunday with her children still inside the residence, authorities said.
Johanna Pagan-Alomar, 45, was initially charged with assault, harassment, and obstructing government administration for allegedly accosting NYPD Officer Theresa Lustica.
Victor Mateo, 63, was busted in Hazleton, Pennsylvania and expected to be charged with the murder of his Noelia Mateo, who suffered terminal injuries in the Oct. 3 attack on Ellsworth Avenue.
The Bronx-based bookstore Boogie Down Books is partnering with Friends of Island Academy to promote the “Books to Jails” initiative: an effort get books into the hands of young people locked up at Horizon Juvenile Center in Mott Haven.
A Bronx 17-year-old is the youngest person to die from a mysterious respiratory disease apparently caused by vaping, officials said.
Randy Santos, 24, accused of bludgeoning four sleeping victims to death using a piece of heavy construction metal, lived in a vacant, three-story home at 691 East 183rd St. in the Bronx.
Rafael Hollis, 29, faces charges of murder, manslaughter, criminal possession of a weapon and acting in a manner injurious to a child after allegedly killing James Cubille.
Rafael Hollis, 29, allegedly killed James Cubille, 25, with a bullet to the chest, police said.
Police are searching for a man who ran over his ex-wife with a car before slashing her to death with a machete Thursday, authorities said.
Enilies Calix, 19, was attacked by her 23-year-old boyfriend as the couple argued around 1 p.m. Wednesday in the HELP USA Bronx Morris community shelter on East 171st Street in Claremont, according to the NYPD.
The officer’s last words, as captured by a body camera, were: “He’s reaching for it! He’s reaching for it!” according to the NYPD. During the struggle, Mulkeen fired his service weapon at a suspect five times, and five NYPD officers standing nearby fired 10 additional shots.
Officer Brian Mulkeen was struck by bullets in his head, chest, and legs—all fired from his own gun as he wrestled a fleeing man, police said.
Authorities found the victim unconscious in the park with bullet wounds to his head, leg, and back shortly after midnight, according to the NYPD.
Neighborhood activists are fighting the city’s plan to build an affordable housing complex in the Bronx after local news outlets revealed campaign donations made by the complex’s developer to key borough officials, who later signed off on the project.
Shaquille Yorke, 25, is charged with murder, manslaughter and weapon possession in the killing of Kevin Barton, records show.
Police are investigating the fatal drug overdoses of three people in the Bronx and two others in Yonkers, all of which may be linked to the same batch of tainted cocaine, officials said.
Kevin Barton was found with multiple gunshot wounds to his chest outside a building on 162nd Street and Melrose Avenue in Morrisania, according to the NYPD.
A $30 million affordable and supportive housing development in Bedford Park has been completed, state officials said last week, creating 82 new apartments for low-income households, families at risk of homelessness, and adults with disabilities.
Troy George, 54, is charged with murder in the death of the 29-year-old beating victim, who suffered massive head trauma, authorities said.
Kenneth Smith, 51, was taken into custody at his Belmont residence Tuesday for allegedly killing Margarita Franco on April 2, 2017, as she spoke on her cell phone outside a Williamsbridge deli, according to police.
Michael McGrath, commanding officer of the NYPD Cadet Corps, was killed Monday morning when his motorcycle collided with a truck in Pelham Bay, authorities said.
Charles Votaw, 37, is charged with assault, concealment of a human corpse, and tampering with evidence in the death of the man, who was found inside a locked apartment at 2323 Creston Avenue, his body slashed and his ankles bound to his wrists with duct tape, officials said.
Authorities responding to reports of a foul odor Friday found a dead man tied up in a Bronx apartment, his body slashed and his ankles bound to his wrists with duct tape, officials said
Police responding to a report of a shooting in front of the Millbrook Houses found Tyshawn Green bleeding from a stab wound to his back in the 20o block of Saint Anns Avenue, according to the NYPD.
Eight months after the de Blasio administration missed a deadline for launching a 24-hour cash bail window in the Bronx Criminal Courthouse, the long-awaited payment center is finally open, Bronx Justice News has learned.
Authorities learned of the corpse from a caller who saw it being carried along the water near the Eastern Boulevard Bridge in Hunts Point.
Bronx District Atttorney Darcel Clark made an impassioned plea to New York State Senators Monday to provide $15 million in new few funding to her office—money she says is necessary if Bronx prosecutors are to properly carry out discovery reforms slated to take effect Jan. 1.
A calculating robber ripped off a mother and her 7-year-old daughter as they carried groceries into their Bronx apartment building last month, police said.
The NYPD on Thursday arrested Gregory Williams, 35, at his Bronx home for the Aug. 4 murder of Dwayne Buchanan, also of the Bronx, police said.
Three alleged gang members have been charged with murder, racketeering, and firearms offenses for their involvement in the slaying of a Bronx man, federal officials said.
New York City’s Planning Commission on Tuesday voted in favor of a plan that would replace the sprawling detention facilities on Rikers Island with new jails in the Bronx, Brooklyn, Queens, and Manhattan.
A Bronx man was charged with sex trafficking Tuesday for allegedly plying a woman with heroin, assaulting her, and using the drug to keep her chemically dependent after he forced her into the sex trade, authorities said.
A shoplifter wielding a hypodermic needle ripped off a Rite Aid store in the Bronx—after threatening a a clerk with his makeshift weapon, authorities said.
A 25-year-old man was brutally pistol-whipped and shot in his arm during a robbery caught on surveillance video in the Bronx, police said.
A new, state-of-the-art surveillance system is now active in the Northeast Bronx, with ten cameras recording large swaths of the area 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, authorities said.
Authorities in the Bronx discovered more than $10 million worth of cocaine near the popular Hunts Point food markets, officials said.
Authorities are searching for the shooter and another man, who was riding beside the gunman when he opened fire shortly after 12:30 a.m. Wednesday on University Avenue in Fordham Manor.
In 2018, Bronx residents also had the highest rate of overdose death compared with all other boroughs. The rate increased by 9 percent from 31.4 per 100,000 residents in 2017 to 34.1 per 100,000 residents in 2018, according to the data compiled by New York City’s Department of Health.
A man was slain Sunday outside his family’s baptism party—shot in his back after emerging from the Church of the Holy Nativity on Bainbridge Avenue, officials said.
The gunshot victims, both in their early 40s, suffered serious wounds but are expected to recover.
A stray bullet struck Robert Griggs about 8 p.m. on July 24 as he played dominoes with friends in Concourse Village, authorities said.
The pastor, whose real name is not known to police, fled the area after the girl told her parents about the unwanted kisses on her face and mouth.
Detectives are investigating the stabbing of a Bronx livery driver during a wild street fight in University Heights.
Charlie McCall was found unconscious and unresponsive by her mother, according to officials. She was pronounced dead by doctors at Bronx Lebanon Hospital.
Nestor Ventura suffered multiple gunshot wounds on Commonwealth Avenue shortly before 4 a.m, according to police.
Research shows more than 26 percent of Bronx residents experience food insecurity—defined as being without reliable access to a sufficient quantity of affordable, nutritious food.
One or more shooters opened fire and struck Jamarr Vestal, 31, who was found wounded on Hall Place near E. 165th St., a block from Horseshoe Playground, about 12:30 a.m., according to the NYPD.
Natasha Mar, of Brooklyn, was waiting at an MTA bus stop at Jerome and Bainbridge Avenues when Francisco Rosario, a suspected drunk driver, jumped the curb while traveling at about 70 miles per hour, according to the NYPD.
Kevin Dillard, 21, and Arnelle Branch, 17, were fatally wounded outside a Parkside Houses building in Allerton, according to the NYPD.
The victims, ages 17 and 21, were shot in their torso and neck, respectively, around 1:45 p.m. Sunday outside a Parkside Houses building in Allerton, according to the NYPD.
The attack happened Thursday night when three men jumped the teen near E. 163rd St. and Kelly St., according to the NYPD.
The 34-year-old victim was standing near Lafayette and Soundview avenues when the attacker knocked him off his feet about 8 p.m. Then he stabbed him repeatedly as as a group of frightened pedestrians ran from the the area, police said.
olice are searching for a tech-savvy trio who used Snapchat to lure unsuspecting victims to locations in the Bronx, where they robbed them at knifepoint, officials said.
Black men in America are two-and-a-half times more likely to be killed by law enforcement over their lifetime than white men, according to a new Rutgers-Newark study.
Mohammed Touray, 18, handed the pistol to cousin Omar Touray, 21, about 2:45 p.m. Tuesday, having left a bullet in its chamber, according to the NYPD.
Jurors also convicted Jamil Fields, 56, of first-degree assault and second-degree criminal possession of a weapon for the July 2017 attack, which left a man with gunshot wounds to his head, arm, and torso.
A still unidentified gunman shot Edwin Monroig as he walked down East Tremont Avenue in Westchester Square about 9:50 p.m. on July 28, according to the NYPD.
A new affordable health care program took effect in the Bronx this week, with New York City now footing bills for medical services to uninsured borough residents—regardless of their citizenship status.
A Bronx woman used online obituaries to help her carry out a string of home burglaries—crimes committed while the occupants were out attending funerals, prosecutors said.
Police released surveillance footage of the shooter, who wounded the 34-year-old victim in the back of his head as he walked down East Tremont Avenue in Westchester Square, officials said.
The Bronx District Attorney’s Office will vacate gravity knife convictions for those found guilty under a recently repealed state law, Bronx Justice News has learned.
As of Monday afternoon, the family of Juan Rodriguez had used their GoFundMe page to raise more than $37,000–over half of their $60,000 goal.
The 55-year-old inmate, who is locked up at the Manhattan Detention Complex, said in court papers filed in the Bronx last week that he’s due to be released soon and must “change my name as my present name is very well known.”
The father whose twin babies died after he said he forgot them inside his sweltering car in the Bronx was released on $100,000 bail Saturday.
Juan Rodriguez, 39, also faces manslaughter charges in the deaths of Mariza Rodriguez and his sister Phoenix. Rodriguez, a social worker, told investigators he left the infants in the backseat of his Honda Accord while he went to his job at James J. Peters VA Medical Center in Kingsbridge.
Keyshawn Williams, 21, of 600 East 137th Street and Manuel Colon, 31, of 637 East 138 Street were acting on a personal beef when they allegedly exchanged gunfire in front of 600 East 137th Street on June 5.
The baby’s mother, Emily Ramirez, 23, left little Amelia Belle Perez in the bathtub of their Vyse Avenue apartment in the Murphy Houses about 6:30 p.m. on July 3, according to authorities.
Mark Willis, 52, suffered a stab wound to his chest before cops found him lying unconscious on Bronx Boulevard about 6 a.m. He was pronounced dead a short time later at Montefiore Medical Center.
Councilman Keith Powers on Monday called for the limiting or removal of deposit surcharges imposed on prisoners’ families in New York City.
The 161st Street Pharmacy in Melrose received enough pain pills to supply every Bronx resident with multiple doses—part of a wave of powerful painkillers that led to a surge in overdose deaths, new data shows.
Documents obtained by Bronx Justice News show money transfer companies are earning millions in surcharge fees from families of incarcerated New Yorkers, their profits boosted by a workaround of state laws meant to limit exorbitant fees.
A 45-year-old woman was found dead on the floor of a South Bronx homeless shelter Thursday morning, and detectives are investigating her death as suspicious, police said.
Ahvier Medina surrendered to the NYPD with his lawyer Tuesday after authorities released his surveillance photo in connection with the July 14 death of Mohammad Zafrullah, 65, according to an NYPD official.
The NYPD is offering a $25,000 reward for information leading to the attacker, whose likeness was captured in a police sketch distributed to the public Wednesday.
Terrance Caudle, 30, is a person of interest in the June 30 killing of O’Brian Maxwell, also 30, who was found dead in the stairwell of his apartment building on White Plains Road, according to the NYPD.
Mohammad Zafrullah, 65, exited his cab and ran after a customer who didn’t pay him in Soundview, but he failed to put the vehicle in park, according to the NYPD.
The July 2 assault happened on an eastbound BX36 bus as it traversed East 180th Street near 3rd Avenue about 11 p.m., according to the NYPD.
Cindi Olivo, 33, was found dead with multiple stab wounds in her Bronx apartment Friday, after a 911 caller reported a foul odor coming from inside, police said.
Authorities found Monreux Mercado unresponsive about 4:30 p.m. Tuesday inside a Webster Avenue apartment after someone called 911, authorities said.
An argument broke out between the two women, during which the attacker allegedly removed the 54-year-old victim’s contractor helmet and slammed it into her face while making anti-Hispanic statements, police said
The Department of Health expects to approve licenses for Parabon— a Virginia-based company that markets forensic genealogical testing and consultant work to law enforcement—as well as a separate lab that handles most of Parabon’s DNA samples, once all required documentation is reviewed, state officials said.
Bronx Councilwoman Inez Barron last month introduced a resolution that would limit the playing of profane and explicit songs on popular New York City hip-hop stations between 6 a.m. and 10 p.m.—the hours when children are likeliest to tune in.
NYPD officers saw the motorist driving recklessly on Hunts Point Avenue near Bruckner Boulevard shortly before 1 a.m. Sunday, police said. When they tried to pull the car over, the driver fled and struck two vehicles, including a police car, authorities said.
A 44-year-old man was found shot to death in the bedroom of his University Heights apartment Friday, police said.
The 27-year-old was more than nine months pregnant when arrested, and due to give birth any time. After a stay in jail, officers brought her to Montefiore and chained her to her hospital bed, using metal handcuffs and leg shackles.
Jose Bermudez pleaded guilty to second-degree robbery in 2013 and received a sentence of 3½ years imprisonment. The state Appellate Division’s First Department reversed that conviction on June 25.
A Bronx-born Navy veteran sentenced to 25 years in a Kuwait prison after his conviction on marijuana-related charges saw his sentence reduced to four years this week by a Kuwaiti appellate court, according to family and friends of the prisoner.
Authorities found Kiro Carter unconscious inside an Audi on Anderson Avenue in Highbridge, with life-threatening injuries to his head and torso, according to the NYPD.
More than 200 gallons of the likely carcinogenic weed killer glysophate was sprayed inside New York City parks last year—including 23 gallons used in 20 Bronx green spaces frequented by children, according to new data obtained by Bronx Justice News.
The Bronx experienced a near record low number of homicides through the first six months of the year—part of a dramatic decrease in murder totals citywide, NYPD data shows.
A formerly homeless Bronx woman was illegally stripped of her Section 8 housing subsidy—and now faces eviction—after the city refused to accept documents showing she still qualifies for the voucher, a new lawsuit claims.
Police on Sunday arrested a man they believe stabbed a 5-year old boy in his back as the child walked through West Farms with his mother, authorities said.
Alberto DeJesus, 22, was cut down by multiple bullets in the Avenue St. John building around 1:30 a.m. Sunday, police said.
Police are searching for the gunman who killed a 33-year-old man outside the Webster Houses in Morrisania Friday, after they took another suspect linked to the shooting into custody, authorities said.
Borough-wide, nearly 29 percent of residents lack a high school diploma—more than any other borough, according to the report. The Bronx also has the highest unemployment rate in the city at 11.6 percent, researchers found.
Kevin Preiss, 53, was found with a fatal gunshot wound after turning a gun on himself on his front porch in Nassau County, officials said.
People who paid or incurred burial costs for a crime victim may now be eligible for up to $6,000 total from the state’s Office of Victim Services for expenses including funeral services, burial plot, the deceased’s burial clothes, clergy fees, transportation costs for the deceased, obituaries, and church fees for religious services and flowers.
A Bronx man was indicted Tuesday for allegedly slashing the throats of his 12-year-old son and 18-year-old stepdaughter inside the family’s Kingsbridge apartment, prosecutors said.
The DOI probe, now officially underway, marks the first time a government agency has investigated the troubled courthouse on East 161st Street, which opened three years behind schedule, ran $100 million over budget, and spurred a host of lawsuits involving more than 30 parties, from architects and engineers to construction contractors and state agencies.
A bicycle-riding gunman wounded three people in Concourse Village Sunday—the latest in a string of shootings perpetrated by attackers who used bikes or motorcycles to help carry out their crimes.
The Bronx’s opioid scourge hit home for the district attorney’s office last week when a DA paralegal accidentally dropped more than three dozen baggies of heroin and crack cocaine in the lobby of office headquarters on East 161st Street, according to court records and authorities.
President Donald Trump on Saturday said he was delaying a series of planned ICE raids expected to target illegal immigrant families—enforcement operations that sent fear across Latinx communities nationwide, including the Bronx.
Bronx immigrant families and advocates were gearing up for a series of reported ICE raids expected to begin in cities across America Sunday morning.
Raheem Simon, 29, fatally shot Jared Jones, 23, in front of 928 Intervale Avenue, as he stood outside a party, prosecutors said.
Temar Bishop, 23, who police charged with assault with a weapon as a hate crime—along with rape, predatory sex assault, attempted murder, and other crimes—is accused of punching, kicking, and raping the 20-year-old victim on the roof of his apartment building on Alexander Avenue in Mott Haven on June 1, records show.
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The killer carried out the attack on his 60-year old uncle inside a home on East 220th Street shortly after 8:30 a.m., according to the NYPD.
Linda Manigault, 34, and daughter Heaven Ross were found suffocated inside their Belmont apartment Saturday around 1:30 p.m., according to the NYPD.
Guzman, an aspiring police detective who participated in the NYPD Explorers program, was dragged out of a local bodega by his killers, who set upon him with knives and a machete in June 2018.
The room Acosta is being held it at the Kuwaiti men’s prison appears to be filled with filth, rotting food, and soiled blankets and clothes, its walls lined with dirty newspapers. A moldy sink, in-floor toilet, and tiles appear in several photos, capturing what appears to be a washing and bathroom.
Nicodemus Acosta, 30, a Computer System Support Specialist with Alaska-based Vista Defense Technologies, had been working in Kuwait for almost four years when the national police arrested him in August on charges of drug use and distribution, after allegedly seizing about 1.75 pounds of marijuana authorities said belonged to him.
Claudius English sex trafficked multiple minor victims out of his Bronx apartment, using the Internet to find, recruit, and lure children there, prosecutors said. Inside, he photographed them in sexually suggestive poses before sending off the photographs to his “clients.”
The 24-year-old victim was found outside St. Mary’s Park in Mott Haven shortly after 9 p.m., with two severe stab wounds to his torso, police said.
The state Dormitory Authority spent more than $400 million in taxpayer dollars to construct the Bronx Hall of Justice, but says it doesn’t know how much of that amount went toward building the property’s civic plaza—a sprawling, unused space that remains closed eleven years after its slated opening date.
Bronx authorities have charged 22 members of a Sinaloa-connected heroin trafficking ring that flooded the South Bronx with opioids, prosecutors said Wednesday.
A reported campaign contribution records showed was returned by District Attorney Darcel Darcel Clark to Bronx Supreme Court Justice Mary Ann Brigantti was the result of a clerical error made by the treasurer working on both their re-election campaigns, the official said Wednesday.
Bronx District Attorney Darcel Clark returned a campaign donation made to her election committee by State Supreme Court Justice Mary Ann Brigantti, who hears civil cases in the borough, Bronx Justice News has learned.
Homicides are down significantly in the Bronx this year, falling 38 percent compared with the same five-month period last year, new NYPD data shows.
The NYPD recorded six phone-snatching incidents this month, with each of the female victims targeted by a man riding a mountain bike in the Bronx, authorities said. In one case, a woman’s purse was stolen as she ate at an outdoor restaurant table, according to the NYPD.
Bronx District Attorney Darcel Clark on Thursday said her office needs millions of dollars in additional funding to enact criminal justice reform laws slated to take effect next year.
A coalition of reform advocates on Thursday called on Governor Andrew Cuomo to sign legislation that would decriminalize possession of gravity knives—a crime for which hundreds of Bronx residents are arrested each year.
Five months after the de Blasio administration missed a deadline to open a 24-hour bail window in the Bronx courthouse, city corrections officials say they expect to have one up and running this summer.
Erin Hall, 42, of 1950 Andrews Avenue, fatally shot Felix De La Cruz,who challenged Hall with taunts of “do it, do it,” before Hall shot him in the head on April 15, 2015, according to eyewitness testimony at Hall’s trial.
At least one shooter opened fire near 100 Carver Loop around 6:30 p.m., before a suspect fled in a black Nissan, according to police. No arrests had been made as of late Monday.
Montey White, 27, was subdued by officers and arrested on charges that include weapon possession, menacing a police officer, and obstructing governmental administration.
The FBI has refused a request from New York state’s DNA subcommittee to provide detailed information about a software glitch causing problems with the bureau’s CODIS system, spurring criticism from state officials.
Research shows more than 26 percent of Bronx residents experience food insecurity—defined as being without reliable access to a sufficient quantity of affordable, nutritious food. Among them are more than 20 percent of all Bronx children, nearly 17 percent of working adults, and almost 24 percent of seniors, according to federal data.
The 68-year-old female victim, who is in a coma, was not aware of the abuse, authorities said. It was reported by another patient in the room, who saw the man touching and kissing the unconscious woman about 3 p.m. Monday at Lincoln Hospital
One bill would reinstate a free New York State Department of Corrections and Community Supervision bus program—begun in 1973 but discontinued in 2011—that shuttles families twice a month from New York City, Albany, Buffalo, New York, Rochester, and Syracuse to New York State prisons.
The NYPD Transit Bureau’s three Bronx districts accounted for at least 345 straphanger arrests during the period covered by the data. Citywide, police made 992 arrests for fare evasion, including 142 in which a specific borough was not recorded, the data shows.
In 2018, the average dispatch time of 5.6 minutes in the Bronx exceeded the citywide average by nearly 2 minutes, about three times the difference in 2014, the Independent Budget Office found.
Cory Mitchell suffered a gunshot wound to the head outside a building on East 224th Street in Wakefield shortly after 1:30 am., according to the NYPD.
In response to a Freedom of Information Law Request by Bronx Justice News, the state Dormitory Authority on Wednesday said it was still searching its records to determine how much taxpayer money it spent to construct the Bronx Hall of Justice—including its still-shuttered civic plaza.
New legislation would require the NYPD to publish case clearance rates for individual precincts—a change that would dramatically increase the amount of information available to Bronx residents.
The accused traffickers allegedly sold coke in bulk to distributors, who in turn sold the drug in $10 and $20 packets—sometimes in crack form—on Valentine Avenue between the Grand Concourse and East 187th Street, prosecutors said.
New York taxpayers were bilked out of millions of dollars as part of a massive overbilling scheme involving the Bronx Hall of Justice—one of a host of missteps that led to over $100 million in cost overruns and years of litigation involving the project, Bronx Justice News has learned.
When former New York Attorney General and City Councilman G. Oliver Koppell first called for an investigation into the Bronx Hall of Justice in 2007, his pleas fell on deaf ears. Now, with a Department of Investigation probe looming, he says it’s about time the city get to the bottom of what went wrong.
After more than a decade of taxpayer waste and mismanagement at the Bronx Hall of Justice, Councilman Ritchie Torres’ announcement of an official investigative referral doubled as a stinging rebuke—not just of the government bureaucracies responsible for building and maintaining the troubled courthouse, but also of the oversight system that allowed its myriad problems to go unchecked.
Responding to a Bronx Justice News investigation, City Councilman Richie Torres on Friday said he would make a referral to the Department of Investigation that triggers a probe into the Bronx Hall of Justice—a property plagued by years of government waste and delays.
The state Dormitory Authority this week declined to make public the amount of taxpayer funds spent to construct the troubled Bronx Hall of Justice, including expenditures on the building’s still-shuttered civic plaza and rooftop rock garden, following a Bronx Justice News investigation.
Christian Rodriguez, 25, was arraigned before Bronx Supreme Court Justice George Villegas, who ordered him held without bail. Previously, he’d been charged only with multiple counts of assault in the case.
Bronx District Attorney Darcel Clark told an audience Tuesday her prosecutors have struggled to adopt her policy of seeking lower bail amounts—in part because of the tough-on-crime ethos that pervaded her office under longtime DA Robert Johnson.
A group of Morris Park business owners sued Mayor Bill de Blasio Monday over his Vision Zero corridor plan Monday, seeking an injunction that would halt traffic changes they say threaten their livelihoods.
The shooting happened about 11:30 a.m. Saturday as he stood outside an apartment building on Belmont Avenue near Tremont Park, police said. He was rushed to St. Barnabas Hospital, where he remains in critical condition.
The Bronx District Attorney’s Office will investigate the local casework of NYPD Detective Joseph Franco, who is accused of framing at least three defendants on drug charges in Manhattan.
The Legal Aid Society on Thursday called on Bronx District Attorney Darcel Clark to review every case her office prosecuted involving NYPD Detective Joseph Franco, who is accused of framing at least three defendants on drug charges.
Quiles, 29, was acquitted of attempted murder at his trial last month, but convicted on the lesser charge of weapon possession—a verdict that shocked Jaheem’s still-reeling family.
An appeals court threw out Reginald Goldman’s manslaughter conviction Tuesday, ruling that his lawyer was improperly denied an opportunity to review the search warrant authorities used to extract Goldman’s DNA.
Frederick Afoakwah, 21, picked up the weapon that Housing Bureau Officer Martinson Afariyeboahm had placed on a coffee table inside Afoakwah’s apartment on Mosholu Parkway near Jerome Avenue early Sunday.
Joao Goncalves was pouring concrete at the construction site on June 10, 2003 when he fell down an elevator shaft, plunging from the seventh floor onto a second-floor landing, suffering terminal injuries.
Responding to a Bronx Justice News investigation revealing millions in squandered tax dollars and lack of oversight at the courthouse, City Councilman Ritchie Torres, Chair of the Oversight and Investigations Committee, said he is weighing an official probe into the troubled building.
Luis Ortiz, 36, allegedly strolled into the Metro PCS 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 a terrified female clerk, according to the NYPD.
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.
Dwayne Gentles, who served a one-year prison sentence for his 2015 conviction for animal cruelty, won his appeal on the grounds a Bronx trial judge issued overly broad jury instructions.
No candidate has mounted a challenge to incumbent Bronx District Attorney Darcel Clark, who has collected campaign donations from a broad cross-section of contributors.
Activist Michael Picard, who was arrested outside the Bronx Hall of Justice, says a law criminalizing certain speech within 200 feet of a courthouse violates his constitutional rights.
The U.S. Marshals New York/New Jersey Regional Fugitive Task Force, along with the NYPD and local police, tracked Keith Clarkson, 25, to a home in New Hartford Tuesday.
Inmates at five New York State prisons recently received tablet computers as part of a new program, and will be able to send and receive emails with those outside prison walls starting this month.
Bronx Supreme Court Justice Raymond Bruce ordered Weiner register as a a level 1 sex offender – the lowest designation in the state sex offender registry – during a risk level assessment hearing, records show.
Fabjan Alameti, 21, who records show spent years in the Bronx before moving to Montana last month, was charged Thursday with making false statements regarding domestic and international terrorism, as well as gun and drug possession, officials said.
Paramedics rushed Quamel Anderson, 28, to Lincoln Hospital where he was pronounced dead. A second victim, a 34 year-old man, walked into Lincoln Hospital with a gunshot wound to the leg, police said.
Prosecutors said Tyrone Felder and three other men – Kareem Martin, Takiem Ewing, and Tommy Smalls – carjacked and killed two Bronx livery drivers during a violent crime spree in August 2014.
When his younger brother got into a fistfight with the victim, Brandon Garcia stabbed him three times in the torso, the force of the stabbing causing the knife handle to break off from the blade and become stuck in his body, prosecutors said.
There were 107 documented reports of rape in the Bronx as of March 31 – the last date for which official statistics are available – representing a 27.4 percent increase from the 84 rapes reported during the same period last year, according to NYPD Compstat data. The total represents nearly a quarter of all rapes reported citywide.
Two men have been charged with murder in the fatal stabbing of Kareem Allen, 29, outside a Bronx nightclub Sunday, authorities said
The brawl broke out shortly before 4 a.m. in front of Oze Tavern on E. 138th St. and Third Ave. in Mott Haven, according to the NYPD.
NYPD officers responded to the building after faculty members learned the boy had pointed the weapon at a 12-year-old girl at school, authorities said. They seized the gun, as well as multiple BB magazines.
Latique Johnson, 39, the set’s founder, as well as Brandon Green, 36, and Donnell Murray, 39, were instrumental in the gang’s drug trafficking operations – the Blood Hound Brims sold crack, powder cocaine, and heroin across New York City – as well as acts of gun violence regularly carried out by set members to control Bloods’ territory and intimidate enemy gangs, officials said.
Herminio Robles has cost the City of New York a few dozen dollars in MetroCard swipes. But the criminal justice system has spent tens of thousands of dollars punishing him for it.
Tariq Hargrove, 22, pleaded guilty to assaulting Correction Officer Richy Herrera Castillo, leaving him with facial injuries so serious he needed a metal plate permanently implanted in his jaw.
Michael Quiles, the man accused in the April 2017 shooting that left 5-year-old Jaheem Hunter permanently injured, has been acquitted of attempted murder.
Police responding to a 911 call for an unconscious baby in Morris Heights Dec. 27 found Darwin Gonzalez-Santana unresponsive, authorities said.
Attorneys for Captain Naoki Yaguchi had argued the NYPD never warned him his cell phone data would not be kept private, and that prosecutors illegally obtained the records without a warrant.
Johanna Pagan-Alomar, 45, of the Bronx, is charged with assault, harassment, and obstructing government administration for allegedly accosting Officer Theresa Lustica from behind while Lustica’s partner was arresting Pagan’s friend, Andy Rodriguez, 35, for heroin possession on June 7.
Prosecutors say Marc Gomez, 36, repeatedly kicked the homeless 78-year old victim in her head, neck, and chest while wearing boots. A passenger filmed video of the attack, which went viral on social media and sparked criticism of straphangers who stood by watching instead of intervening.
A spate of shootings in the Bronx has wounded at least five victims during the past two days, including a 13-year-old and 16-year-old boy, authorities said.
Kevin Pettiway, 29, a Staten Island resident who formerly lived in the Bronx, shot Jayquan Smalls, 24, in his head and chest after they argued in the 1300 block of Webster Avenue in October 2017, authorities said.
Prosecutors said Frankie Esperanza, 34, sold guns to an undercover detective on eight different occasions. Among the inventory that allegedly changed hands: two semi-automatic assault rifles, a high-capacity magazine, and more than two hundred rounds of ammo.
The official city data, obtained exclusively by Bronx Justice News, shows 16 and 17-year-olds are leading lives less permeated by the kind of institutional violence they experienced at Rikers.
Christian Rodriguez, 24, is charged with multiple counts of assault and could face homicide charges depending on son Aiden’s autopsy results, prosecutors said.
District Attorney Darcel Clark said the need for a new system became abundantly clear following an assessment the DA’s office conducted on its technology and analytical tools last year with the help of the Department of Justice’s Bureau of Justice Assistance.
Michael Quiles, 29, allegedly fired at least four shots at a man during a feud over a drug deal – one of which penetrated Jaheem Hunter’s head. Aja Holmes said she looked up after Jaheem fell and clearly saw Quiles firing shots in the 1100 block of Washington Avenue in Morissania.
The announcement comes after Queens City Council Member Rory Lancman sent a letter to all five city DA’s last week urging them to “dismiss all criminal summonses for offenses that were effectively decriminalized by the Criminal Justice Reform Act of 2016.”
Lester Pearson, 43, was captured by U.S. Marshals in Jacksonville twenty years after he allegedly shot Officer Vincent Ling during a chaotic shootout between the men on East Gun Hill Road, officials said.
Gary Mallette, 51, also faces multiple charges stemming from a Feb. 25 domestic violence incident, including petit larceny and criminal contempt for disobeying the court, records show.
Victim Jose Ingles, 37, was double-parked in front of a deli at 706 Faile Street in May 2016 when Fredrick Jones, 29, of the East Bronx, shot him six times in his face, chest, and stomach, prosecutors said.
Gunfire and fights in the streets outside. Unlicensed security guards. A bouncer stabbing a clubgoer with a pen knife.The history of Spades Lounge spans just ten months, but the club has seen plenty of controversy since its May 1 opening.
Gary Mallette, 51, whose criminal history includes more than 50 arrests and several completed prison terms for robbery, allegedly posed as a NYCHA repairman to get into the elderly victim’s apartment – then ripped her clothes off and beat her. She suffered numerous broken ribs and other injuries from being punched, police said.
The “Jack Boyz” have carried out numerous shootings, robberies, and drug deals in and around the Bronx, retaliating against rival gangs “to promote the standing and reputation of the Jack Boyz, and to protect the gang’s narcotics business,” federal prosecutors said.
Jamal Brissett, aka “Trigger,” 30, of the Bronx, is charged with murdering Leshaun Gordon, 19, on June 30, 2009. He allegedly shot and killed the victim inside a car “in the course of a drug-trafficking crime and a robbery in the vicinity of Mickle Avenue and Chester Street,” officials said.
Marcus Bellamy, 35, killed Bernardo Almonte, 27, in August 2016 inside the West 174th Street apartment they shared. He pleaded guilty to first-degree manslaughter last month, thus avoiding a possible life sentence.
“Every young person who wants a job should be able to get one, period,” Torres told Bronx Justice News. “A job is a deterrent to violence and joining a gang.”
A camera in the sleeping 2-month-old’s room captured the intruder slinking past the baby’s crib shortly after 8 p.m. Friday. The burglar got into the apartment, located near Johnson Avenue and West 236th Street, through an unlocked fire escape window, police said.
Andrea Lounds filed the excessive force suit accusing NYPD Officer Lorraine Fuentes and other Bronx cops of “brutalizing” her teenage daughter on May 10, 2016 as the girl, identified in court papers as D.E., rode a city bus home from school in the Bronx around 1:45 p.m.
Pending state legislation would make New York the 13th state, in addition to Washington D.C., to allow undocumented immigrants to receive driver’s licenses.
A Bronx man armed with a loaded 9 millimeter pistol – and carrying fake identification documents – was arrested after he tried to push past TSA officers at a JFK Airport checkpoint, officials said.
Samuel Reyes, 49, used a piece of drawstring to commit suicide in November 2015 after NYPD officers from the 49th Precinct arrested him on suspicion he’d been involved in two armed robberies. His family filed a wrongful death suit in Manhattan federal court the following year, alleging it took officers at the station house nearly half an hour to notice Reyes hanging from a bar in one of the holding cells – located 25 to 30 feet, and within plain sight, of the front desk, records show.
A group of fourteen prosecutors from cities across the U.S., including the District Attorneys of Brooklyn and Albany, sent a letter to Gov. Cuomo and the state legislature Wednesday calling for an end to money bail in New York. Not among the signees: Manhattan DA Cyrus Vance, Staten Island DA Michael McMahon, and outgoing Queens DA Richard Brown.
Unable to speak, walk, or breathe on his own in the weeks after the June 2017 shooting – which happened on his fifth birthday – the little boy fought valiantly to stay alive, making what his family called a “miraculous” recovery. Authorities credited the quick thinking of his sister, Aja Holmes, and father, Charles Hunter, who cradled the bleeding child en route to the hospital, with saving his life.
Erin Hall, 42, faces a sentence of up to life in prison for the 2015 slaying of Felix De La Cruz, who challenged Hall with taunts of “do it, do it,” before Hall shot him in the head, according to eyewitness testimony.
Eight additional police officers will be sent to the 43rd Precinct following a sharp increase in rape totals in the Bronx, NYPD officials announced Monday.
Bronx District Attorney Darcel Clark this weekend signaled her support for progressive, statewide criminal justice reform, exclusively telling Bronx Justice News that changes to the current system are “inevitable.”
When 16-year-old Edgar Garcia allegedly fired three shots across a busy Bronx street Feb. 22, the reputed gang member was partaking in a violent underworld conflict—one whose roots predate his birth, and has sparked dozens of violent assaults and shootings during the past decade.
A 16-year old gang member was taken into custody by NYPD detectives Friday, suspected of firing three shots on a Concourse street bustling with children and other bystanders, police said.
Alleged Trinitarios set leader Diego Suero was denied bail in Bronx Supreme Court today after prosecutors said they had photos, texts, and other evidence showing he’s the leader of the gang responsible for the murder of Lesandro “Junior” Guzman-Feliz.
Police have arrested the man they say fatally shot a 36-year-old woman in her head last year – nineteen years after her mother died the same way, officials said. Amere Bryant, 25, is accused of murdering Shaquana Button, of The Bronx, in front of a bodega on East 149th Street in Mott Haven on Jan. 15, 2018, according to the NYPD.
Bronx District Attorney Darcel Clark has instructed her office to decline prosecutions of marijuana arrests when a defendant faces only a marijuana charge, according to a statement provided to the city council. In the fourth quarter of 2018 alone, around 90 percent of people arrested for marijuana possession in the Bronx were either Black or Hispanic, the DA said.
The FBI says a software update to its national DNA database caused incorrect genetic information to display at a handful of local crime labs, but that no offenders were misidentified as a result. Three crime labs in the United States told the FBI they were impacted by the CODIS software glitch, which caused incorrect genetic profile information to be displayed.
Reports of rape in the Bronx have surged during the first weeks of 2019, even as overall violent crime totals in the borough continue to fall, NYPD data shows. There were 64 documented reports of rape in the Bronx as of Feb. 17–the last date for which official statistics are available–representing a 64 percent increase from the 39 rapes reported during the same period last year, according to NYPD Compstat data.
State DNA scientists have discovered a software glitch in the FBI’s national DNA database—a problem officials say led to inaccurate genetic profile information being displayed at local crime labs, Bronx Justice News has learned.
Two men accused in a 2012 murder have spent nearly seven years on Rikers Island and other pre-trial detention facilities–their incarceration a striking example of the case backlog plaguing the Bronx judicial system. Craig Whitefield, 44, and Alonzo Johnson, 41, are accused of killing Jose Andujar and robbing Angel Mangual at the Edenwald Houses, the Bronx’s largest public housing project, in April 2012.
The NYPD plans to begin using Rapid DNA—a controversial technology that provides near-instantaneous test results on human genetic samples without the need for laboratories—as early as this year, Bronx Justice News has learned. The department is working closely with the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner to implement the plan, NYPD officials recently told a state subcommittee.