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Two Officers Indicted In Major Smuggling Conspiracy On Rikers Island

Some of the contraband smuggled into Rikers recovered through the investigation. Bronx DA

Bronx District Attorney says elaborate scheme involving thousands of bribes brought drugs, other contraband inside   Seventeen people, involving inmates and at least two correction officers, have been arrested as part of a major Rikers Island smuggling investigation, the Bronx District Attorney’s Office announced Thursday afternoon. Two corrections officers and one Rikers Island …

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Manhattan US Attorney Will Not Convene Grand Jury To Review Case Against NYPD Officer Who Killed Ramarley Graham

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The Manhattan US Attorney’s office announced Tuesday that they will not convene a grand jury against the New York Police Department Officer who killed Ramarley Graham. “After conducting a thorough and independent investigation, the US Attorney’s Office has determined that there is insufficient evidence to meet the high burden of …

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In NYC, where ‘stranger rapes’ are on the rise, access to statistics locked down due to victim privacy concerns

A cab in Upper Manhattan. Many stranger rapes occur in what the police call “for-hire vehicles.”

(Karsten Moran for The New York Times)

Rapes by attackers previously unknown to their victims, known as ‘stranger rapes’ are occurring at an escalating rate in New York City.  While only 117 ‘stranger rapes’ were reported in 2014, the city reported 166 in 2015, and last year those numbers per month increased over the course of the …

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