A jury deemed Lamont Pride not guilty of aggravated murder today, instead charging him with murder in the second degree. Pride shot and killed Officer Peter Fogoski in Dec. 2011 following a botched drug robbery in Cypress Hills.
Earlier this week a New York City Police Department report confirmed something many people in Brooklyn already know: the police department’s stop and frisk policy is alive and well in Brooklyn. According to the report, more people were stopped in two Brooklyn precincts, covering East New York, Brownsville and Crown Heights --- than anywhere else in the city last year.
A Cypress Hills teen was arrested last night for his part in a Sunday night sexual assault in Central Park. Robert Gonzalez, who is 18, turned himself in. Two others, Shawn Martinez and Kelvin Dalrymple, [...]