The City Council introduced legislation that wound ban the NYPD’s collection of DNA from children under 18 without consent from a guardian or attorney.
The NYPD patrol vehicle that fatally struck Sophia Gomez was speeding down Pelham Parkway at nearly 60 miles per hour when the crash happened, Commissioner Dermot Shea said.
The office of state Attorney General Leticia James will probe the killing of a 20-year-old Bronx woman by a police officer who struck her with an NYPD patrol car, authorities said.
Sophia Gomez, who lived on Pelham Parkway near the site of the fatal crash, died Thursday night at Jacobi Hospital.
Police in the Bronx are routinely seen in public not wearing masks, despite the borough experiencing higher COVID-19 positivity rates than the rest of the city during much of this year.
At least 321 people have been slain by killers in the five boroughs since Jan. 1, eclipsing the 319 homicides tallied by police citywide last year, according to NYPD data.
A Bronx judge on Friday dismissed 312 summonses the NYPD issued to protestors arrested at a June 4 demonstration decrying the police killing of George Floyd.
The PBA’s endorsement comes amid widespread uprisings against police violence, including shootings that routinely kill Black and brown Americans.
New York City’s citizen DNA database has ballooned to include more than 33,800 genetic profiles—2,000 more than the NYPD disclosed in February, the Legal Aid Society said this week.