Dermot Shea

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Emergency medical personnel pull a stretcher up to the scene of a shooting incident at the Cathedral of St John the Divine, in New York, US. Photograph: AP Photo/Ted Shaffrey

A man was shot to death by police on the steps of a landmark New York City cathedral on Sunday after he began firing two semiautomatic handguns at the(...)

The group Save Our Streets holds a peace march near the scene in Brooklyn where a one-year-old child, Davell Gardner jnr, was shot and killed. Photograph: Spencer Platt/Getty Images

The shooting death of one-year-old Davell Gardner at a barbecue in Brooklyn last Sunday evening was surely heartbreaking. It was also another ominous (...)

US president Donald  Trump declines to take questions from journalists  in the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington, on Friday. Photograph: Yuri Gripas/EPA

US president Donald Trump reiterated his call for state governors to suppress protesters as he urged authorities to “dominate the streets” during the (...)

 Hundreds of demonstrators  take to the streets of Manhattan to show anger at the police killing of George Floyd on Tuesday in New York City. Photograph:   Spencer Platt/Getty Images

Protesters turned out in force across the US on Tuesday, defying sweeping curfews and a forceful police response. Thousands of peaceful demonstrators(...)

Curfews were imposed on major US cities as clashes over police brutality erupted across America. Photograph:  Seth Herald / AFP

Mass protests engulfed the United States at the weekend, as public anger at the death of African-American man George Floyd in police custody in Minnea(...)

NYPD chief Dermot Shea, the latest Irish-American to head up the US’s largest police force.  Photogrpah: Yana Paskova/Getty

Nestled in the heart of lower Manhattan near City Hall, is the headquarters of the New York Police Department. The 13-floor building is the nerve cent(...)

  Dermot Shea at the press conference announcing that he will be the new NYPD commissioner. Photograph: Kena Betancur/Getty Images

Irish American Dermot Shea will become the fourth consecutive Irish-American to lead the NYPD. James O’Neill, who stepped down on Monday after three y(...)

Dermot Shea leaves City Hall in New York with his wife, Serena, after being named commisioner of the New York Police Department – the largest police force in the United States. Photograph: Dave Sanders/The New York Times

The New York Police Department has long been known as a bastion of Irish-America. On Monday that tradition continued when Dermot Shea was named the ne(...)