Misdemeanor Marijuana Arrests in New York City Drop by 13% with NYPD Enforcement Changes

New York City Police Commissioner Ray Kelly advised NYPD officers to not arrest people for small amounts of drugs found in their pockets in a September memo, which said, “A crime will not be charged to an individual who is requested or compelled to engage in the behavior that results in the public display of […]

Queens DWI Lawyer Comments on Man Arrested for Wearing “I’m A Drunk” T-Shirt and Ironic Crash

Last week, a 22-year-old Long Island man was taken into custody by Suffolk County police officers in one of the most ironic drunk driving cases New York has seen lately. The man was wearing a black shirt that read “I’m Not an Alcoholic – I’m a Drunk – Alcoholics Go to Meetings.” The man hit […]

NYPD Increases Undercover Cops to Curb Theft Crimes on New York Subways

New York City subway crime was reported as up 16.6% over 2010 rates during the same period. This August showed a 27% increase over August in the previous year. These crimes include theft, robbery, sexual assault, drug crimes, and other offenses. In response to the public’s concern over safety and increased thefts, the NYPD is […]

16 Officers Indicted in Most Recent NYPD Police Misconduct Scandal

The NYPD has been in the news quite a bit this month, with the revelation of widespread fabrication in several Queens drug arrests, treatment of protesters during Occupy Wall street, and close attention to selective stop and frisk in light of allegations of racism. The recent culmination of a three-year investigation has also revealed roughly […]