Keyword: Dermot Shea
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SWAB is back in what seems to be a parting “gift” of sorts from Ruben Diaz Jr. more
It’s been three months since the murder of George Floyd in Minneapolis inspired months of protests across the country, including near-daily rallies in New York City. more
It’s usually one of the quietest precincts in the borough, to the point that even when crime rises across the city — or even across the Bronx — the 50th Precinct stays relatively immune. more
It's storming through much of New York City, which likely will keep many protesters — and looters — home. Yet, the curfew continues, set to begin at 8 p.m. But one councilman says enough is enough. more
Although the 50th Precinct saw a spike in crime at the beginning of the year — like many other precincts covered by the New York Police Department — those numbers are starting to come down. The credit, according to precinct commander Emilio Melendez, belongs to the coronavirus. more
They are there to serve and protect — that is, until they can't because of a run-in with the coronavirus that causes COVID-19. But for the New York Police Department — which at one point had as many as 20 percent of its force on sick leave — there seems to be some light at the end of the tunnel. more
While there could be some light at the end of the tunnel when it comes to the coronavirus crisis, it's not going to come as soon as many had hoped. more
Mayor Bill de Blasio admits the New York City Gov. Andrew Cuomo saw on Saturday is a bit different from the one he sees when he gets out and about. But all the same, the mayor says he's following Cuomo's directive and putting together a more specific plan that will discourage people in the city from congregating while the coronavirus crisis continues. more
Not even the New York Police Department is immune to the coronavirus, with 52 members of the force now testing positive for the virus that causes COVID-19. more
A little more than a decade ago, Dermot Shea was a rising star in the New York Police Department, taking over the top job at the 50th Precinct. Monday, he stood next to Mayor Bill de Blasio, named to a much different top job: that as the NYPD's 44th commissioner. more
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