New York City Police Department

Cash for guns programme hits its targets amid financial crisis

New York

New York City may be staring down the barrel of a budget crisis, but it isn't going to worry about handing out cash for one thing - guns.

Tuesday, 4 November, 2008, 12:00am

Bank-robbing policeman highlights plight of underpaid rookie officers

New York

New York certainly has more than its share of real-life dramas. But even the jaded were stunned by the tale of Christian Torres, a 21-year-old New York City Police Department officer.

22 Apr 2008 - 12:00am

Police feel like victims of crime fight

If New York's mean streets are safer than they have been in more than a generation, Mayor Rudolph Giuliani is not alone in deserving the credit.

Since 1990, 23 police officers have been killed in the line of duty, 115,000 of them injured, and 3,000 of them have ended up at the wrong end of a gun.

2 Apr 1999 - 12:00am

Fury over police shooting tragedy

The New York Police Department's Street Crimes Unit has a motto its members are proud to recite: 'We own the night'.

The elite plain-clothes group, which patrols some of the city's meanest streets in search of criminals with guns, has in recent years become a key weapon credited with contributing to the dramatic reduction in violent crime.

8 Feb 1999 - 12:00am

Police face bribery probe

FIVE policemen, suspected of taking bribes from smugglers, have been arrested by the Independent Commission Against Corruption (ICAC). The group - a sergeant and four constables - was taken in for questioning on Thursday after the anti-graft body received information from the police about the alleged crime, the ICAC said yesterday.

24 Jul 1993 - 12:00am