De Blasio flip-flopped on G-20 trip after cop assassination

see also Could this have been Hizzoner’s wurst decision? City Hall initially canceled Mayor de Blasio’s widely criticized jaunt to Germany after a cop was assassinated — but flip-flopped 13 hours later, ­e-mail records show. The mayor’s waffling over the July trip is exposed in e-mails shared with the Post by

NYPD slams City Council bill pushing people to sue if cops block recordings

​The NYPD slammed a City Council bill that encourages citizens to sue the city when cops stop them from recording police activity or seize their recording equipment. The proposal, sponsored by Councilman Jumaane Williams (D-Brooklyn), would create a city law recognizing people’s right to record police activity and would

NYPD cops dress up to spread holdiay cheer

Brooklyn police officers traded their uniforms to play a less serious — but equally as rewarding role — on Thursday evening, when they dressed as Santa Claus and superheroes to visit those in need of some holiday cheer. Police officers from the Brooklyn North precinct dressed as Saint Nick,

9/11 first responder kills himself after battle with lung disease

He went from serving as commanding NYPD officer at Ground Zero’s infamous “Pile” to a second career serving pies as owner of the famous Bleecker Street Pizza. But his 9/11 lung disease became too painful to bear, and on Tuesday night, retired Capt. Douglas Greenwood shot himself to death

City Council, de Blasio come to agreement on police search reform bills

The City Council and the mayor have reached agreement on two bills that place strict requirements on police officers conducting stops or searches — legislation that police union leaders say would “unquestionably place New Yorkers and police officers in harm’s way.” Known collectively as the Right to Know Act,

NYPD: Port Authority ‘bomber’ was completely off our radar

Port Authority terror suspect Akayed Ullah was not on law enforcement’s radar, according to the NYPD’s counter-terror chief, who said Tuesday that the Bangladesh-native simply appeared to be a stable, working-class immigrant. “This is an individual who…was living here, went through a number of jobs, was not particularly struggling

City offers gift cards to criminal suspects who complete survey

First it was pizza for Rikers inmates. Now Mayor de Blasio is making crime pay — with gift cards. In a taxpayer-funded effort to make accused criminals happier in court, low-level defendants in Manhattan are being paid to rate the courtesy of judges and prosecutors — even the temperature

Woman pulls knife on man inside Penn Station, stabs him

A young woman pulled a knife on a teen inside Penn Station and stabbed him Sunday night, according to police. The incident happened around 6:50 p.m. on the northbound platform of the 1 train. Photos captured at the scene show blood smeared on one of the station’s turnstiles. Cops said the

NYPD blasted after ‘cringe-worthy’ music video goes viral

It’s New York’s Finest as you’ve never seen them — and probably never should. The commanding officer of the Seventh Precinct on the Lower East Side and eight of his neighborhood coordination officers have recorded a cringe-worthy rap video about their jobs in a bid to relate to kids,

Notable surgeon who treated Bono found dead at home: NYPD

A notable Manhattan surgeon who treated U2 singer Bono after a serious bicycle accident was found dead in his Upper East Side apartment — with a knife sticking in his chest, officials said Sunday. Dr. Dean Lorich, 54, was found by his 11-year-old daughter lying face up on the

Gun-toting suspect hits five officers with car: cops

Five cops were hurt when a gun-toting goon sideswiped them with his car in Brooklyn on Sunday morning, authorities said. The officers were responding to reports of a man and woman fighting over a shared driveway on Avenue L near East 53rd Street in Flatlands just after 11 a.m.,

Thugs allegedly attack off-duty cop, steal his gun

An off-duty police officer was attacked by a group of thugs who smashed a bottle over his head and stole his service weapon in the Bronx, officials said. The officer had just left a fund-raising event at a hall on Carter Avenue near E. Tremont Avenue in Mt. Hope

NYPD giving out fewer tickets for handicapped-parking violations

Police are handing out 14 percent fewer tickets for handicapped-parking violations, NYPD statistics show, with 4,424 issued this year though Dec. 3 compared to 5,132 during the same period in 2016. “You would hope that it is people just behaving better, which they are probably not,” said Joseph Giacalone,

CUNY chancellor hopeful had ex-cops chauffeur him to work

These two City University of New York chauffeurs really took taxpayers for a ride. Jeremy Travis, the former president of John Jay College who insiders say is vying for the coveted job of CUNY chancellor, had two retired NYPD cops at his beck and call as chauffeurs, driving him

Drug charges dropped against Citizens Union head

The director of the government watchdog group Citizens Union is off the hook for a drug possession charge leveled against him in October. see also Dick Dadey showed up at his arraignment in Brooklyn with proof that he has completed a drug rehab program since he was arrested, a law

Psych-center worker wanted for raping, beating girlfriend

A mental health worker for a maximum security psychiatric prison is wanted for allegedly raping and beating his girlfriend at her Harlem apartment Thursday — leaving her bloodied and naked on a fire escape, police sources said. The 41-year-old woman told cops she was in a dispute with the

Man extradited to face charges of strangling his adoptive mother

A Brooklyn man who allegedly bound his adoptive mother with an electrical cord and strangled her with a purse strap has been extradited back to the Big Apple to face charges, authorities said Friday. Jayvon Mulzac, 28, was picked up in Pittsfield, Mass., on Thursday and returned to Brooklyn,

NYC bigs blast Republican gun bill

Republicans pushed a bill through the House Wednesday that would make it easier for gun owners to legally carry licensed concealed weapons across state lines — and into cities like New York. The Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act would allow gun owners with any state-issued concealed-carry permit to carry a

Attorney for cop accused of rape wants case thrown out

An attorney for one of the ex-NYPD detectives accused of raping a ​hand​cuffed 18-year-old in a moving cop car is asking a judge to toss the case against his client. see also The timeline given by the teen detailing the rape and sex assault by former Dets. Eddie Martins and

Driver rams cop, crashes into brick wall in wild police chase

A crazed Brooklyn driver rammed into a cop, then drove more than three miles before crashing into a brick wall as police gave chase early Saturday, cops said. Cops were responding to an assault in a bar at Kings Highway and McDonald Avenue in Gravesend around 5 a.m. when

Cops search for creep who groped woman on subway

Cops were looking for a perv who allegedly groped a woman during a subway ride in Queens. The man, captured in a surveillance photo, grabbed a 32-year-old woman’s crotch while they were riding on a southbound 7 train through Elmhurst on Oct. 10, according to police. The suspect got off

Bodycam footage shows cops shooting suicidal man

The NYPD released dramatic bodycam footage Monday showing an emotionally disturbed man being shot by cops last month after he charged at them with two knives. Its release marks only the second time in the department’s history that a bodycam video from a shooting was made public. The footage shows

Prostitute dies trying to evade cops by jumping out of window

A prostitute died trying to evade cops Sunday when she jumped out a third-story window in Queens amid a law-enforcement sting, police said. The 38-year-old pro made a deal to perform a sex act with an undercover cop while they were inside 135-32 40th Road in Flushing at 5:30

Mugger punched woman in Grand Central Terminal: cops

Cops nabbed a would-be thief who punched a woman after she refused to fork over her phone in Grand Central Saturday afternoon. The 58-year-old victim was on the stairs of the transit hub — near the 4, 5 and 6 train lines — when the attacker confronted her around