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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

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

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

Aug 17, 2015

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

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.

Investigators: Struggling to rebuild, 3 years after Superstorm Sandy

7online.com — The de Blasio administration is doing far better than Bloomberg in repairing homes heavily damaged by Sandy, but nearly three years since the storm, red tape and confusion in the city's Build It Back program are still getting in the way of some desperate to get back to normal.

New York City Department of Health creates unit created to investigate illegal daycares after baby death

7online.com — The city is cracking down on illegal daycares in New York City in the wake of the death of a baby at a SoHo daycare that never had a license in its 14 years of operation. Eyewitness News has been trying for three days to get the numbers of illegal daycares shutdown by the City Department of Health.

The Investigators: Death of 3-month-old at unlicensed daycare puts spotlight on city, state health department procedures

7online.com — The investigation continues Wednesday into the death of 3-month-old boy at an unlicensed daycare in SoHo, as authorities try to determine how the facility was in operation for more than a decade without proper certification and inspections. Unlike the restaurant industry, where the health department both licenses and inspects locations, the state licenses daycare centers while the city inspects them.
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Aug 23, 2015

#NYPD looking for this man suspected of throwing acid into #Queen's woman's face. pic.twitter.com/MaOqEBDiA5

Aug 23, 2015

RT @kemrichardson7: VIDEO RIGHT NOW; high rise 135 & Broadway. 16th fl. Fire out, dozens of crews here @ABC7NY pic.twitter.com/7pX1QhGqFK

Aug 23, 2015

RT @ProPublica: Cancellation of ARC rail tunnel becomes political headache for @ChrisChristie, commuting nightmare for New Jerseyans propub.ca/1PGO3Id

Aug 22, 2015

@Swohtz Scary stat. What's the source? How does it compare to similar size cities or NYC?

Aug 22, 2015

RT @ABC7NY: LIVERY DRIVER SHOT TO DEATH: Rodrigo Berru, 45, shot Friday night in Newark. No arrests yet. 7ny.tv/1V0Cnmq pic.twitter.com/2Pu0V3r1Hy

Aug 21, 2015

#Brooklyn women says she was raped by #FDNY EMT. Her allegation now under investigation by 3… instagram.com/p/6p2Oa4Jqh-/

Aug 20, 2015

RT @andrerivera801: Mayor De Blasio arriving at the explosion site. @ John F. Kennedy High… instagram.com/p/6oKqqmPKz1AC…

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