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Jim Hoffer: investigative reporter at Eyewitness News WABC-TV in NYC covering corruption, crime, whistleblowers, aviation, security. TIPS: jim.p.hoffer@abc.com

Surveillance video shows Midtown construction accident that crushed NYPD van

abc7ny.com — A construction vehicle flipped backward while entering a construction site in Midtown Manhattan Monday morning. The accident happened at West 30th Street and Sixth Avenue. The boom on the truck struck a parked NYPD van. No one was in the van at the time. and there were no injuries reported.

In wake of deadly Long Island limo crash, NTSB to probe safety modifications

abc7ny.com — Federal officials have agreed to investigate some limousine accidents, something it has rarely done, after questions were raised about the safety of some of the vehicles that are modified into so-called "stretch" limousines. The announcement follows the deadly crash in Long Island's wine country, when a pickup truck smashed into a limousine carrying eight women.
Sep 18, 2015

#NTSB will send inspectors to limo crashes in wake of Long Island crash that killed 4: 7ny.tv/1FjF1QB pic.twitter.com/MTN5jKiGp2

New York City announces security plan for Pope Francis visit

abc7ny.com — New York's Mayor Bill de Blasio and Police Commissioner William Bratton on Monday announced the NYPD's security plan for the visit of Pope Francis to New York City later this month. The biggest concern for law enforcement is the threat of so-called "lone wolf" attacks.

THE INVESTIGATORS: Brooklyn woman says FDNY EMT sexually assaulted her while in ambulance

abc7ny.com — A Brooklyn mother is telling her story after she said she was sexually assaulted by an FDNY EMT while in the back of an ambulance. The woman asked we don't identify her. She's talking because she doesn't want it to happen to to anyone else.

Video of arrest during parade raises questions about New York City Police Department's use of force

abc7ny.com — Once again, cellphone video captured by an eyewitness to an arrest is raising questions about the NYPD's use of force. Police officers are trained to de-escalate arrest tensions but video obtained by Eyewitness News shows an arrest that flies out of control even though the suspect appears to be cooperating.
Aug 17, 2015

NYPD officer beats the shit out of someone ... loses vacation time abc7ny.com/news/video-of-…

Aug 17, 2015

Update #NYPD rough arrest. Charges against Washington Heights man dropped, Sgt. disciplined: 7ny.tv/1UOHGW7 pic.twitter.com/5SkbFQKtJw

The Investigators: Exposing a NYCHA nightmare

7online.com — Kitchen repairs unfinished and a toddler taken to the hospital because of mold are just some of the issues residents in New York City Housing Authority apartments face.

Video shows limo driver texting while driving

7online.com — A party bus cruises down the Long Island Expressway while video shows the driver seems more interested in scrolling and texting on his smart phone than in keeping his 45 passengers safe. It was the day after four young women were killed when a limo turned into the path of a pickup in Suffolk County.

Investigation into safety of stretch limousines

7online.com — Earlier this week, we learned that stretch limousines are made by cutting in half an original limo and adding expanded roof, floor and sides as seen in this video posted on the website of one of the largest builders of modified passenger vehicles.

At least 6 more pilots report laser incidents over New York, New Jersey; 22 incidents in a week

7online.com — At least six more flights over New York and New Jersey reported being illuminated by lasers Tuesday night, making 22 such incidents in the last week. In this recent rash of hits, six planes reported laser strikes including United Flight 1933 on approach to Newark.

The Investigators: Stretch limos fall through regulatory cracks

7online.com — In the wake of the horrific and deadly limousine crash on Long Island's North Fork, the Eyewitness News Investigators are taking a closer look at the safety of stretch limos. It turns out that most of them are bought as regular cars and SUVs, then cut up and then turned into huge limos.
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Oct 06, 2015

Brooklyn blast looking more like intentional explosion. Video provides clues. #abc7ny : 7ny.tv/1Lwnmrt pic.twitter.com/37C3x6kaP1

Oct 01, 2015

@jsimonis97 please DM me where I can reach you. I'm a reporter at WABC TV in NY.

Oct 01, 2015

@jordanstotler please DM me where I can reach you. I am a reporter at WABC TV NYC

Oct 01, 2015

@gabby arts please DM me where I can reach you. I'm reporter at WABC TV NYC.

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