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(...)

A frame grab from a surveillance video released by the New York Police Department  shows an undercover New York City police officer arresting former professional tennis payer James Blake in New York. Blake, who was in front of a hotel waiting to attend the US Open, was misidentified by police as a suspect in a credit card fraud scheme. Photograph: EPA/NYPD

In 2012, a Queens man said officer James Frascatore pulled him over for a broken tail light, opened his car door and punched him three times in the mo(...)

Professional tennis player James Blake was tackled to the ground and handcuffed by New York police officers for an offence he did not commit.

It was the kind of startling episode that Mayor Bill de Blasio sought to eliminate: a black man tackled to the ground and handcuffed by police officer(...)

New York City mayor Bill de Blasio vowed to continue the policy of making low-level marijuana arrests. Now his administration is publicly embracing the notion that small-scale possession of marijuana merits different treatment. Photograph: Mike Segar/Reuters

The New York Police Department, which has been arresting tens of thousands of people a year for low-level marijuana possession, is poised to stop maki(...)

Thanksgiving is celebrated at Red Hook Community Justice Centre, Brooklyn’s community court

On a seemingly ordinary Monday in November 2012, New York City experienced a watershed moment when not a single violent crime was reported to police. (...)