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July – December 2004

December 10, 2004
Why back so soon, Kerik?
So why did Bernard Kerik bug out of Iraq before his six-month assignment ended? And is his unexplained departure relevant to his appointment as Homeland Security secretary?

December 3, 2004
Kerik's life not all an open book
The story of Bernard Kerik, who sources say President George W. Bush has tapped as Homeland Security director, is literally one of rags to riches.

November 26, 2004
Questions for the captain
It took Police Commissioner Ray Kelly less than 24 hours to declare that the January fatal shooting on a Brooklyn rooftop of Timothy Stansbury, an unarmed 19-year-old, by police officer Richard Neri did not appear to be justified.

November 19, 2004
Clamp down on wannabes
Is Police Commissioner Ray Kelly targeting police buffs in the war on terrorism?

November 12, 2004
Unhinged over doors?
With Bernard Kerik sweating out a possible appointment to the Department of Homeland Security, perhaps now is the time for Ray Kelly to put up or shut up about his investigation into Kerik's purchase of four $50,000 high-tech security doors at One Police Plaza while Kerik was commissioner.

November 5, 2004
Kerik may be headed for federal post
Biggest NYPD beneficiary of President George W. Bush's election victory: former Commissioner Bernard Kerik.

October 29, 2004
Party poopers need not apply
One of the NYPD's dirty little secrets is its culture of tolerated drinking.

October 22, 2004
Why so few black officers?
The Police Department celebrated its Hispanic Heritage Week with Chief of Personnel Rafael Pineiro, one of the department's two highest ranking Hispanic officials, noting that the number of Hispanic cops has increased from 350 thirty years ago to 8,000 today, making Hispanic officers 22 percent of the department.

October 15, 2004
What passes for intelligence
If the NYPD's Intelligence Division is the only thing standing between New Yorkers and al-Qaida, as Police Commissioner Ray Kelly suggests, maybe Kelly should explain why its third-ranking official is suddenly leaving.

October 8, 2004
Ex-honcho gets his act together
Could acting be former deputy commissioner Ed Norris' next career when he gets out of prison?

October 1, 2004
Unanswered questions in arrest
Here's a case with racial overtones that raises questions the Police Department is not prepared to answer.

September 24, 2004
Maybe the richest man in the prison
Although only 20, Dante Johnson may soon collect millions of dollars from the city.

September 17, 2004
Parker's family was the NYPD
As tragic as the death of Det. Patrick Rafferty was, he had a family - his wife Eileen, his children Kara, Kevin and Emma, and at this time of tragedy, a brother to speak for him.

September 10, 2004
It's lights-out for group of police buffs
The long arm of the NYPD has reached out and grabbed Al Fried, Joseph Dippell Jr. and Robert Fagenson.

September 3, 2004
Don't discount a second wind
Since the World Trade Center attack, a law-enforcement background has become the hottest political credential.

August 27, 2004
Locked in, out by lockdown
For more than three hours Wednesday, employees, reporters and even uniformed cops at One Police Plaza were confined to their offices, prevented from leaving their floors.

August 20, 2004
Controversy comes calling
Two key FBI officials in the investigation of the 1981 Brinks armored car robbery in Nanuet say they were never told by the NYPD that fugitives in the case telephoned the upstate home of Manhattan District Attorney Robert Morgenthau to speak to his wife, Lucinda Franks.

August 13, 2004
Wrong number for propriety
In what appears to be a footnote to history, One Police Plaza has learned that in the month following the 1981 Brink's robbery in Nanuet, the fugitives in the case made a number of telephone calls to Manhattan District Attorney Robert Morgenthau's wife at their upstate home.

August 6, 2004
Oops, Kelly's done it again
When the first bombing of the World Trade Center occurred in 1993, then-mayor David Dinkins was out of the country and Ray Kelly was in his first term as police commissioner. Within hours, Kelly went on national TV, standing shoulder-to-shoulder with the head of the FBI's New York office, the late James Fox. Their joint appearance helped calm a shocked and frightened city and nation.

July 30, 2004
How doors fit grand scheme
While the Police Department investigates the purchase of four $50,000 high-tech security doors under former Commissioner Bernard Kerik, Newsday has obtained two schematic diagrams showing how the mystery doors might to have been installed.

July 16, 2004
Looks like open-and-shut case
The mystery of the four missing $50,000 high-tech security doors from One Police Plaza has been solved.

July 9, 2004
Reality bites men in blue
Much of the Police Department's top brass wasn't surprised that ABC's documentary series, "NYPD 24/7," proved embarrassing when a police lieutenant described firefighters as "amateurs at work." The brass had opposed doing the show all along.

July 2, 2004
Group's pride, even after the fall
It seemed almost brazen. There in plain view next to the 13th-floor elevator at One Police Plaza was a flier announcing the 30th anniversary reunion of the once vaunted, but now disbanded, Street Crime Unit.

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