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Five most recent columns

January 16, 2017
The Trouble With Barry
What’s the NYPD going to do about Insp. Barry Buzzetti?

January 9, 2017
A Haste Decision: Will It Be Political?
An internal police report on the 2012 shooting death of Ramarley Graham does not place the major burden of guilt on Officer Richard Haste, who shot the unarmed teenager in the bathroom of his Bronx apartment. Instead, the report blames the sergeant at the scene for failing to stop Haste from rushing pell-mell into the apartment building before backup arrived, NYPD Confidential has learned.

January 2, 2017
Fake News: Ray Kelly's Muslim Spying
If NYPD Commissioner Jimmy O’Neill didn’t have enough on his mind with Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s State Police power grab, former commissioner Ray Kelly is now trying to reprise parts of his controversial Muslim-spying policy.

December 26, 2016
State Police: The Power of Giving
Although no one asked for them, Gov. Andrew Cuomo is sending 150 state troopers to patrol MTA bridges and tunnels, supposedly to help the NYPD fight terrorism.

December 19, 2016
The NYPD: Changes and Challenges
This year has been an eventful one for the NYPD, with changes both in personnel and policy.

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