Family of slain National Guardsman reaches $2.5 million settlement in suit against city


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The family of slain National Guardsman Noel Polanco has reached a $2.5 million settlement in their wrongful death lawsuit against the city.

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Family of slain National Guardsman to file suit against city, NYPD


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Cecilia Reyes announced a $20 million notice of claim to file a lawsuit against the city, the NYPD and the officer who fatally shot her son, Noel Polanco. On February 14, a Queens grand jury determined no criminal charges would be filed against Hassan Hamdy, the NYPD officer who shot the 22-year-old National Guardsman in […]

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No criminal charges to be filed in Grand Central Parkway shooting death of Army reservist


By Queens Courier Staff | editorial@queenscourier.com

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A Queens grand jury concluded Thursday that there will be no criminal charges filed in connection to the death of Army reservist Noel Polanco who was shot by a police officer on the Grand Central Parkway last fall, said District Attorney Richard Brown. Police Commissioner Ray Kelly requested the grand jury investigation just days after […]

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Mother of unarmed man killed by NYPD meets with Queens DA


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A day before burying her son killed by police during a traffic stop, Cecilia Reyes met today with the Queens district attorney. Noel Polanco’s mother, along with her lawyer Sanford Rubenstein, met with DA Richard Brown for about a half hour today, according to reports, and was told the case will likely be heading to […]

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Ray Kelly calls for grand jury investigation into Polanco death


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Police Commissioner Raymond Kelly is requesting a grand jury investigation following last week’s fatal shooting of 22-year-old Army Reserve member Noel Polanco by a police officer. According to the NYPD, on Thursday, October 4 around 5:15 a.m., officers in two unmarked vehicles spotted an eastbound, black 2012 Honda Fit hybrid driving erratically, weaving between lanes […]

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NEW HAPS 01-27


By Queens Courier Staff

ATTENTION: WANT A LISTING ON THIS PAGE? Go to the “Events Calendar” section of our web site, www.queenscourier.com, and click on “Submit your event” to let us know about your happening. We select from reader submissions to list on our happenings page. COMPLILED BY BOB DODA and MATTHEW BACCHUS EDITOR’S PICKS Madeline makes merry Sunday, […]

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Tales of death at Queens Blizzard hearings


By Queens Courier Staff

An emotional Michelle Orenstein told the panel of politicians that her mother was supposed to walk her down the aisle in April. Instead, she said, unplowed streets prevented her – and emergency services — from getting to her mom before it was too late. At the fourth public hearing held by the City Council dealing […]

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