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Five most recent columns

February 11, 2018
NYPD vs. City Hall: Who's the Boss?
Seven months after Larry Byrne retired as NYPD deputy commissioner for legal matters, his position remains unfilled.

February 4, 2018
Dogs, Wolves, and Mutts
Is it racist when police call a violent criminal an “animal”? What about a “mutt"?

January 28, 2019
The Ties That Bind
En route to federal prison for bribery, Lieut. Paul Dean, formerly the No 2 at the Pistol Licensing Division, created a mini-brouhaha, detailing in court papers what he called a “culture of corruption” that favored the rich and powerful in issuing pistol permits.

January 21, 2019
The Saga of Cyress Smith
Sgt. Cyress Smith joined the NYPD on April 15, 1997. Five years later, he began filing complaints and lawsuits claiming racial discrimination that continue to this day.

January 14, 2019
Harrington's Turn
“As a police officer, I wouldn’t have done anything differently. Nothing I did was inappropriate. The only thing I’d do differently is not talk to the feds. Not that I told them anything I don’t stand by. But to see how they lie. They cherry-pick facts. They make things up.”

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