De Blasio names Bill Bratton next NYPD commissioner


| mhayes@queenscourier.com

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In a much anticipated move, mayor-elect Bill de Blasio named Bill Bratton as the city’s top cop  on Thursday, promising to “heal the wounds” caused by stop-and-frisk. “He has combined the best of tradition and the best of innovation in an extraordinary career of achievement,” de Blasio said. This is Bratton’s second run as commissioner, […]

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NYPD’s Kelly: ‘Not hopeful’ missing teen Avonte Oquendo will be found alive


By Queens Courier Staff | editorial@queenscourier.com

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CRISTABELLE TUMOLA AND ANGY ALTAMIRANO Following an extensive search for autistic teen Avonte Oquendo who went missing from his Long Island City school three weeks ago, NYPD Commissioner Ray Kelly is saying police are not hopeful he will be found alive. “Obviously we have devoted a tremendous amount of resources to the search,” Kelly told […]

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Police looking into possible link between Woodhaven stabbing of teen and earlier attack


| lguerre@queenscourier.com

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The NYPD is looking into a possible connection between stabbings in south Queens, after two women were slashed within a month. “We’re seeing if there is a pattern here,” said NYPD Commissioner Raymond Kelly, according to reports. Natasha Martinez, 17, was attacked and stabbed from behind nearly a dozen times when she was returning to […]

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NYPD names Queens native new Deputy Commissioner for Public Information


By Queens Courier Staff | editorial@queenscourier.com

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John J. McCarthy, currently the mayor’s office spokesperson and senior advisor, will become the NYPD’s Deputy Commissioner for Public Information (DCPI) this August. “McCarthy brings experience, judgment and legal training to this important position,” said Police Commissioner Raymond Kelly, who made the announcement Thursday, July 18. The Queens native was previously the assistant commissioner in […]

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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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Pols, police push for less violence; Say gun buybacks are pivotal


| tcullen@queenscourier.com

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The shells are gone, but the discussion over whose responsibility it is to keep the streets safe has broken out into a different sort of fire fight. After a wave of citywide violence that included several deaths in Queens, elected officials and the NYPD have each said the other side has to do more to […]

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Stabbed police officer’s 4-year-old waits as he heals in hospital


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Stabbed police officer’s 4-year-old waits as he heals in hospital A 4-year-old girl has desperately waited to see her hero cop father since he was stabbed in the brain by a mental patient, a relative told the Daily News Saturday. “I wanna see my dad,” the little girl has been telling her family as her […]

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NYPD Police Officers, Sergeant Honored for Military Service


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Police Officer Morna Davis

Police Commissioner Raymond W. Kelly presided Wednesday over the NYPD’s Women’s History Month commemoration inside Police Headquarters, at which female officers who also serve in the U.S. armed forces were honored.   Commissioner Kelly was joined by President of the Policewomen’s Endowment Association, NYPD Sergeant Karen Pisano. News anchor Rosanna Scotto served as Master of […]

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Greg Kelly claims ‘flirtatious’ text messages from rape accuser show their rendezvous was consensual and for a ‘sexual purpose,’ sources say


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Graphic by Jay Lane

Greg Kelly claims ‘flirtatious’ text messages from rape accuser show their rendezvous was consensual and for a ‘sexual purpose,’ sources say The paralegal who says TV host and top-cop son Greg Kelly raped her while she was drunk told cops she got pregnant and had an abortion as a result, NYPD sources said. “Why’d you do that?” […]

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Fiancee of Sean Bell urges NYPD Chief Ray Kelly to fire officers in beau’s shooting death


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Graphic by Jay Lane

Fiancee of Sean Bell urges NYPD Chief Ray Kelly to fire officers in beau’s shooting death Sean Bell’s fiancée Thursday urged the city’s top cop to sack all five officers who fired in the shooting frenzy that killed her beau on their wedding day in 2006. Nicole Paultre-Bell made the demand of Police Commissioner Raymond Kelly after an […]

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Police Blotter


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105th Precinct Queens Village, Cambria Heights, Laurelton, Rosedale, Springfield Gardens, Bellerose, Glen Oaks, New Hyde Park and Floral Park Seek bank robbery suspect The NYPD is asking for the public’s assistance with the whereabouts and identity of the individual wanted in connection with a bank robbery in the confines of the 105th Precinct. On Saturday, […]

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POLICE BLOTTER


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Guns, drugs cache found Detectives from the 102nd Precinct picked up a known criminal on a small charge; he gave up an address, and following an executed search, the 102 found guns, drugs and other paraphernalia. The FBI has taken on the case and “they are using the evidence against a major drug dealer in […]

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‘Power Breakfast’ with NYPD’s Kelly postponed


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The Queens Courier star networking power breakfast group event featuring a question and answer session with guest NYPD Police Commissioner Raymond Kelly, scheduled for Thursday, March 10 at the Martin Luther School, 60-02 Maspeth Avenue, has been postponed to an as yet undetermined time and place. For more information call 718-224-5863, Ext. 226.  

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