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.
Jacqueline Torres, a former special assistant in the DSS human resources department, claims that Michael Laidlaw, formerly the Executive Deputy Commissioner in DSS’ Office of Staff Resources, “committed unwelcome sexual conduct toward her by groping her and frequently and severely harassing her” before DSS fired him as a result.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.