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East Elmhurst »

Rikers Violence Up Despite Increased Spending and Smaller Inmate Population

The number of fights and assaults have increased 65 percent since 2007 as spending jumped 42 percent.

Hunts Point »

Rikers to End Solitary Confinement for Young Inmates, City Says

The Corrections Department plans to end the practice for 16- and 17-year-olds by the end of the year.

East Elmhurst »

City Renewed Contracts With Rikers Health Provider Despite 4 Inmate Deaths

The state called for changes in Corizon's protocols after the deaths, but still awarded it contracts.

Hunts Point »

Prosecutors Eyeing Court Monitor to Force Rikers Reforms, Sources Say

U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara said in a statement that his office was prepared to take legal action.

Civic Center »

DOJ Opens Civil Rights Investigation Into NYPD Shooting of Ramarley Graham

The unarmed teen was shot and killed by Officer Richard Haste in his Bronx Home in February 2012.

Flushing »

Special Needs Pre-School Boss Gets 2 Years in Prison for Stealing Millions

Cheon Park used millions of dollars meant for special needs students to buy furniture and cosmetics.

Civic Center »

Rikers Island Fosters 'Unchecked Cycle of Violence' Against Teens, Feds Say

U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara's report found alarming treatment of incarcerated adolescents at Rikers.

Randall's Island »

Accused 'Molly' Dealer Charged in Electric Zoo Overdose Death

Patrick Morgan, 23, allegedly sold the drug to Jeffrey Russ before the 2013 festival. 

Inwood »

Inwood Assemblywoman Pleads Guilty to Marriage and Bankruptcy Fraud

Gabriela Rosa admitted to marrying only for immigration reasons in 1996.

Morrisania »

Bronx Assemblyman Eric Stevenson Found Guilty on Federal Corruption Charges

US Attorney Preet Bharara vowed to continue to pursue Albany corruption until "New York is cleaned up."

Civic Center »

Madam-Turned-Candidate Kristin Davis Busted for Selling Pills, Feds Say

Kristin Davis, who rose to fame in the Eliot Spitzer hooker scandal, was busted by the FBI.

New York City »

NYPD Detective Accused of Hacking Dozens of Officers' Email Accounts

Edwin Vargas, 42, was arrested Tuesday morning for computer hacking crimes, authorities said.

New York City »

John Liu's Former Aide and Fundraiser Both Found Guilty in Fraud Case

Xing Wu "Oliver" Pan and Jia "Jenny" Hou were found guilty of defrauding the city of matching funds.

Sunnyside »

Ex-NYPD Cop Sentenced to 4 Years Behind Bars in Gun-Smuggling Plot

Ali Oklu allegedly planned to transport three M-16 rifles, a shotgun and 16 handguns across state lines.

University Heights »

Using Disgraced Assemblyman Nelson Castro as Mole Raises Questions for Feds

Prosecutors face ethical questions after not intervening to stop a tainted candidate from taking office.

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