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NYC’s Highest-Paid Corrections Captain Transferred Back to Rikers Island After Hell Gate Report

After lucrative freelance law-enforcement work, NYC’s highest-paid correction captain is back at work in NYC's chronically understaffed jails.

July 20, 2022

‘Eager Beaver’: For Highest-Paid NYC Correction Captain, There’s Plenty of Work Outside Rikers

Violence in NYC jails recently hit all-time record highs. Why is the Correction Department's highest-paid captain moonlighting for the federal government?

June 28, 2022

Breathe Easy, the NYPD and MTA Have at Last Apprehended the Feared Subway Saxophone Robot Animals Guy

The epitome of a life-affirming subway performer was allegedly obstructing pedestrian flow at Herald Square.

June 28, 2022

Scenes From a Militarized NYPD Funeral in Carroll Gardens

"He was a full-fledged conspiracy theorist. That's okay. Our love for Captain Scholl was unconditional."

June 22, 2022

Good Luck Trying to Hold New York Prosecutors Who Have Sent Innocent People to Prison Accountable

Public officials went to unconstitutional lengths to silence people talking about prosecutorial misconduct, a federal court found this week.

June 16, 2022

Queens DA Drops Murder Charges Against Prakash Churaman

“I feel free. No doubt, no uncertainty, there’s nothing hanging over me. I finally feel free.”

June 7, 2022

Public Advocate to NYPD: So You Broke a Grandmother’s Arm While She Was Trying to Get Paperwork For Her Glucose Monitor?

After Hell Gate’s reporting, Jumaane Williams has some questions for the police.

May 20, 2022

NYPD Lawyer Eludes Discipline With ‘Just Following Orders’ Defense

A police watchdog said the lawyer abused his authority. Then his boss stepped in. Now no one is facing consequences.

May 17, 2022

Queens Judge Overseeing Murder Trial Furious That Hell Gate Found, Reported on Public Documents

At an emergency hearing, Judge Kenneth Holder tightened restrictions on how Prakash Churaman and his attorney share information.

May 11, 2022

María Falcon, Mango Vendor Targeted By NYPD: ‘We’re Not Hurting Anyone.’

Her response to Mayor Adams's dire warnings about propane tanks on the subway: "We're not going to barbecue."

May 10, 2022