Robert Castillo, 51, was off duty when he landed the facial blow on the victim and tossed her against a wall at her City Island address, leaving her with cuts and bruises, according to prosecutors.
The NYPD on Thursday named Juanita Holmes the department’s chief of patrol, making her the highest ranking woman in city police history.
Demonstrators brutalized by the NYPD in the wake of George Floyd’s killing are suing the police and Mayor Bill de Blasio, alleging violation of the First and Fourth Amendments, a new lawsuit says.
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.