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The Cops

New York’s Finest: Automate This

The NYPD robots are stupid and creepy, but at least a robot can't steal its ex-wife's car keys.

September 26, 2023

They Want to Clean Up Their Block. The NYPD Won’t Give Them a Permit.

“There’s been violence, and I’m not comfortable shutting down any street in that neighborhood for a block party,” a local cop told the neighborhood group.

September 25, 2023

Lawsuit: NYPD Knew Arresting Cyclist For ‘Criminal Mischief’ Was Bogus, But They Did It Anyway

The cyclist is suing the City, the NYPD, and the driver for false arrest in federal court.

Judge Reverses Course on 2020 Protest Settlement Because Police Union Doesn’t Like It

The lawyer for the police union is the judge's long-time friend with whom she co-hosts a Super Bowl party, and also Ben Smith's dad.

September 11, 2023

New York’s Finest: Officer Involved in Shooting (Himself)

Plus, a DUI, domestic violence, and a $100 million bill for police misconduct.

September 11, 2023

A Cyclist Tried to Stop the NYPD From Illegally Parking on the Sidewalk. The Cops Wrote Him a Summons

"Get a job man," one cop told the cyclist. "Some of us actually have to go to work."

Introducing: New York’s Finest

The first edition of our new column, a biweekly roundup of bad behavior by New York cops.

August 25, 2023

Videos: Here’s the NYPD Violence That Cost You $13 Million

The City is paying to settle another lawsuit over the police response to the 2020 protests. The video evidence collected shows why.

July 20, 2023