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ecember 11, 2017
Rechnitz: More Trouble for the Feds
A former NYPD inspector says he has refuted damning testimony about himself provided by Jona Rechnitz, the feds’ star witness in the corruption trial of former corrections union head Norman Seabrook.

December 4, 2017
Helping to Elect Trump?
Does a gold-plated resume and a pleasing personality translate into effective law enforcement? Not necessarily.

November 27, 2017
Ben Ward's Legacy
Mayor Bill de Blasio credited him with “changing the assumptions of who can lead” the NYPD.

November 20, 2017
Collateral Damage
Pity Mike Harrington, the NYPD Deputy Chief indicted in the fallout from the federal corruption case against former corrections union head Norman Seabrook.

November 13, 2017
The Era of Good Feeling
After 12 years of tension under former Commissioner Ray Kelly, the relationship between the NYPD and the FBI is now friendly. How long that lasts depends on whether the men at the top, often with gigantic law enforcement egos, can submerge those egos for the greater good.

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