@WSJ criminal justice reporter based in NYC, focus on the NYPD. Trained cook. Former host of #NYChowReport.

For Thanksgiving Turkeys, Presidential Pardon Gig Takes Practice

online.wsj.com — BADGER, Minn.-The last thing President Barack Obama needs this Thanksgiving is a frantic turkey fouling up Wednesday's White House pardon ceremony. It is John Burkel's job to make sure that doesn't happen. The problem is that turkeys aren't used to being paraded in front of a crowd of noisy schoolchildren, posing for flash photography or encountering the Secret Service.

New York City Police Officer Shoots, Kills Unarmed Man, NYPD Says

online.wsj.com — A New York City police officer shot and killed an unarmed 28-year-old man in the stairwell of a Brooklyn housing project Thursday night, police said. The man, whose name hasn't been released, was shot once in the chest, police said. He was pronounced dead at Brookdale University Hospital Medical Center.

New York City Police Eye Suicide in Citigroup Director Shawn Miller’s Death

online.wsj.com — The death of a Citigroup Inc. executive who was found with a slash wound to his throat is now being investigated as a suicide after detectives found a knife under his body, a senior New York Police Department official said.

Citi exec found dead in Manhattan apartment

marketwatch.com — A Citigroup Inc. executive was found dead in the bathtub of his home in Manhattan on Tuesday from an apparent slash wound to the neck, New York City authorities said. Citigroup officials confirmed Wednesday that Shawn Miller, 42 years old, a Citigroup managing director, was found dead in his Financial District apartment at 120 Greenwich St.

Citigroup Executive Shawn Bender Found Dead in Apartment

online.wsj.com — A Citigroup Inc. executive was found dead in the bathtub of his home in Manhattan on Tuesday from an apparent slash wound to the neck, New York City authorities said. Citigroup officials confirmed Wednesday that Shawn Miller, 42 years old, a Citigroup managing director, was found dead in his Financial District apartment at 120 Greenwich St.

Brooklyn Fire Kills 1, Injures 16

blogs.wsj.com — A 24-year-old man was killed and 16 other people were injured when a fire tore through a three-story Brooklyn apartment building early Monday morning, authorities said.Fire marshals are working to determine an exact cause of the fire. But a preliminary investigation determined that the cause was an electrical malfunction from an extension cord.

Police Suspect Diamond Heist An ‘Inside Job’

online.wsj.com — A jewelry-store employee was charged Tuesday for his inside role in last week's gunpoint heist in Manhattan's Diamond District, after police found stolen jewels in his apartment and uncovered video that he met with the two chief suspects moments before the robbery, a law-enforcement official said.

New York City Police Hunt For Subway Shoving Suspect

online.wsj.com — New York City police were hunting Monday for a man who was last seen coming out of a Bronx bodega, minutes after pushing a 61-year-old man in front a moving subway train Sunday near Yankee Stadium, authorities said.

City Council Introduces Bills to Restrict NYPD

online.wsj.com — Two City Council bills that would make illegal the use of chokeholds by New York Police Department officers and require consent before conducting a search were introduced Thursday, sparking criticism from Mayor Bill de Blasio and Police Commissioner William Bratton.

Security Is Questioned After New York Jewelry Store Robbery

online.wsj.com — Tuesday's robbery in Manhattan's diamond district prompted some store employees and owners to reassess the area's security measures.
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Nov 22, 2014

.@bkesling: grand jury in #Ferguson has broken for rest of weekend, will reconvene Monday to continue deliberating. online.wsj.com/articles/fergu…

Nov 22, 2014

NYPD names Mike Julian, who recently returned to consult on training, as new deputy commissioner for training. m.nydailynews.com/new-york/micha…

Nov 22, 2014

Early thinking: NYPD officer didn't know anyone was in stairwell when gun accidentally fired killing an unarmed man. online.wsj.com/articles/new-y…

Nov 22, 2014

RT @TheFix: The impact of Obama’s immigration executive action, state by state (in 1 map). wapo.st/1y0r17F pic.twitter.com/CDkJY9abTO

Nov 21, 2014

Police Commissioner William Bratton: Appears NYPD Officer Liang fired gun with "no intention to strike anybody.” on.wsj.com/1xJHz5n @WSJ

Nov 21, 2014

Bratton: The shooting officer was using a flash light as he was coming down the stairs. on.wsj.com/1xJHz5n

Nov 21, 2014

Bratton: Investigation so far indicates no communication between officers and Gurley before the shot was fired. on.wsj.com/1xJHz5n

Nov 21, 2014

Bratton: Part of patrols, officers are expected to report poor conditions in housing projects as part of their job. on.wsj.com/1xJHz5n

Nov 21, 2014

Bratton: Akai Gurley was "total innocent" & not engaged in any criminal activity. on.wsj.com/1xJHz5n

Nov 21, 2014

Bratton: Officers who do have firearms drawn would have to justify why they have their them drawn in that situation. on.wsj.com/1xJHz5n



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