Cecilia Reyes

Family of slain National Guardsman to file suit against city, NYPD
Family of slain National Guardsman to file suit against city, NYPD
Police Angy Altamirano 2/25/2013 at 1:46PM

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 [...]

Mother of slain National Guardsman vows justice despite grand jury ruling
Mother of slain National Guardsman vows justice despite grand jury ruling
Police Alexa Altman 2/22/2013 at 10:40AM

Even after the verdict was final, Cecilia Reyes vowed her son would get justice. Reyes, the mother of Noel Polanco, the 22-year-old National Guardsman who was killed by a police officer during a traffic stop on the Grand Central Parkway on October 4, was outraged by the court’s ruling that her son’s killer would not [...]

Unarmed national guardsman killed by police is laid to rest
Unarmed national guardsman killed by police is laid to rest
News Alexa Altman 10/12/2012 at 3:10PM

“We just want justice,” whispered a cousin of Noel Polanco’s during his funeral service. “That’s it. Justice.” Hundreds of friends and family members filled the Eternal Love Baptist Church in Corona on Friday morning to bid a final goodbye to Noel Polanco, the 22-year-old national guardsman, killed by a police officer during a traffic stop [...]

Mother of unarmed man killed by NYPD meets with Queens DA
Mother of unarmed man killed by NYPD meets with Queens DA
News Billy Rennison 10/11/2012 at 4:38PM

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 [...]

Ray Kelly calls for grand jury investigation into Polanco death
Ray Kelly calls for grand jury investigation into Polanco death
News Alexa Altman 10/09/2012 at 7:26PM

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 [...]