@WSJ Criminal Justice Reporter based in New York, focus on the NYPD. Trained cook. Former host of #NYChowReport.

Two Home Depot Employees Killed in Store Shooting in New York City

wsj.com — NEW YORK-A shooting at a Home Depot store in Manhattan's Flatiron District left two employees dead Sunday afternoon in what police said was a murder-suicide. A 31-year-old employee from Brooklyn who wasn't scheduled to work Sunday walked into the store at...

Two People Shot in Building Lobby Near Times Square

wsj.com — A man and woman were critically injured after a domestic dispute escalated into a shooting inside the lobby of a building near Times Square on Wednesday night, a law-enforcement official said. Police responded to a call at 10:47 p.m. for a shooting at 255 W.

Man Dies After Stabbing Inside A Times Square Café, Police Say

blogs.wsj.com — A 36-year-old Queens man was pronounced dead Tuesday night shortly after he was stabbed inside a Times Square Café, a law-enforcement official said. Police responded to a call at 9:28 p.m. and arrived to find Luis Martinez lying unconscious outside New Star Café on Seventh Avenue near 40th Street, the official said.

Early Morning Brooklyn Fire Leaves One Person Dead, Another Critical

blogs.wsj.com — An early morning fire that appears to have started in a Brooklyn hardware store killed a 46-year-old man and injured at least 18 other people Wednesday, authorities said. It took roughly 200 firefighters nearly five hours to extinguish the five-alarm fire along a busy commercial strip on Flatbush Avenue in the Prospect Heights neighborhood, the Fire Department of New York said.

Chokehold Cases Get New Scrutiny

wsj.com — A New York Police Department watchdog is raising questions about how chokehold cases are handled, issuing preliminary recommendations it said could improve transparency and accountability while improving police-community relations. The report, viewed by The Wall Street Journal and set to be released Monday, is the first from Philip Eure, inspector general for the NYPD, a position created by the City Council in 2013 over a veto by...

Mayor’s Support for Broken-Windows Policing Gets Scrutiny

wsj.com — Mayor Bill de Blasio's support for so-called broken-windows policing will face a test in his second year in office as he tries to improve relations with police unions while maintaining support from a liberal base demanding change.

Prosecutors Seek Ex-Reporter’s Testimony

wsj.com — A former reporter who is now a government official plans to testify at an upcoming terrorism trial about his reporting on al Qaeda-a new wrinkle in the continuing debate over whether the Justice Department has intruded on press freedoms. John Miller, who is now the deputy commissioner of intelligence and counterterrorism at the New York Police Department, has been preparing to testify about his conversations surrounding a 1998...

Funeral for Officer Rafael Ramos Will Include Full Honors, Thousands of Visiting Police

wsj.com — About 25,000 police officers from across the country and untold numbers of civilians are expected to fill the streets around a Queens church for the funeral of Officer Rafael Ramos, authorities said. Officer Ramos will be given an "inspector's funeral," which entails all of the traditions and pageantry that the New York Police Department brings to bear for an honored member who died in the line of duty.

NYPD Arrests 4 People After Threats to Officers

wsj.com — Four people have been arrested in connection with threats made against the New York Police Department following the ambush killing of two police officers, authorities said Wednesday. New York Police Department investigators, including analysts with the counterterrorism and intelligence bureau, have combed through thousands social media postings and investigated calls to 311 and 911 after Ismaaiyl Brinsley allegedly shot and killed...

City Prepares Two Goodbyes for Fallen Officers

wsj.com — The house next door glows: The porch is outlined in white lights. There is a reindeer-and a snowman, too. The home where Officer Rafael Ramos lived has an American flag out front. A simple wreath hangs on the door. Outside the home that Officer...
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Jan 25, 2015

Developing: Man shoots and kills manager and then himself at Home Deport in Manhattan. wsj.com @WSJ

Jan 24, 2015

RT @ZekeJMiller: Statement by the President and First Lady on the Passing of Ernie Banks pic.twitter.com/ARMhEx3srF

Jan 24, 2015

RT @MWhicker03LANG: How did Banks win '58 MVP when Cubs were 20 games out? He hit 47 homers, 12 more than anyone else, won OPS title by 117 points.

Jan 24, 2015

RT @philgrogers: Banks' first pro team was the Detroit Colts, based in Amarillo, Tex. His hotel there had a hole in the roof, creating the "starlight room."

Jan 23, 2015

Oof. Very sad day in #Chicago; #cubs RT @tvbrad: BREAKING: Family attorney confirms to CBS 2 that Mr. Cub, Ernie Banks, has died. He was 83.

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