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Brownsville »

Man Indicted for String of Home Invasions Targeting Brooklyn Women: DA

The Brownsville man targeted several women throughout Brooklyn in May and June, officials said.

Mariners Harbor »

Correction Officer Arrested for Strangling Girlfriend, Prosecutors Say

Benjamin McDonald, 51, was arrested after prosecutors said he strangled his girlfriend.

Fort Greene »

Ex-Correction Officer Who Fatally Shot Man in Subway Won't Face Charges: DA

Retired Correction Officer Willie Groomes followed Gilbert Drogheo off a subway train and shot him.

Downtown Brooklyn »

Family 'Shocked' That Friend of Man Killed by Retired Officer Faces Charges

Joscelyn Every was the only one immediately charged in the fight that lead to his friend's death.

East Elmhurst »

City Council to Demand More Oversight of Rikers Health Care Provider

City Councilman Corey Johnson is holding a hearing on Rikers' health care provider, Corizon.

East Elmhurst »

City to End Solitary Confinement for Inmates Under 21

The new rule also caps solitary confinement time to no more than 30 days consecutive for all inmates.

High Bridge »

Man Released from Jail Only to be Re-Arrested for Murder, Records Show

Brian Solano shot and killed Willie Lora in the lobby of 1566 Macombs Road, police said.

Elmhurst »

Rikers Inmates' Deaths Blamed on Health Care Provider Were Kept Secret

State reports show that four Rikers Island deaths were blamed on the prison's medical provider.

Hunts Point »

Rikers Inmate Dies After Ambulance Takes Half-Hour to Arrive, Reports Say

Inmate Victor Woods was being held on a drug charge when he went into convulsions, authorities said.

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 »

Corrections Boss Wants 'Time Out' for Rikers Inmates Instead of Solitary

Department of Correction Commissioner Joseph Ponte laid out a list of proposed reforms for Rikers.

Hunts Point »

Felony Assaults Up By Almost 60 Percent in City Jails, Stats Show

As of Aug. 10, the number of felony assaults had risen by 58 percent compared to last year.

Hunts Point »

Dozens Of Rikers Inmates Sprayed With Chemical for Breaking New Curfew

The curfew was instituted in order to control violence at the troubled jail complex.

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.

Hunts Point »

City Investigating 129 Cases of Assaults on Rikers Inmates

The review is part of the DOI's broader probe into corruption and violence at Rikers.