Posts Tagged ‘Police’

Hall of Fame: NYPD Commissioner James P. O’Neill

“Jimmy’s not just a cop’s cop. He’s a New Yorker’s New Yorker.” When it comes to James O’Neill, New York City’s 43rd and current police commissioner, those words by Chirlane McCray, the wife of N.Y.C. Mayor Bill de Blasio, could not be more spot-on. A more fitting NYPD commissioner couldn’t be found in Central Casting.Read more..

Firearms Seized by Garda

A number of firearms, namely three GLOCK handguns, have been intercepted and seized in postal packages destined for Ireland from the United States. The Special Crime Operations (SCO) branch of An Garda Síochána have conducted a joint operation with United States Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) following the detection of automatic weapons due to be deliveredRead more..

Thousands Mourn
a Fallen Officer in Queens

Family members, friends, neighbors, and thousands of police officers from across the country, gathered at St. James Roman Catholic Church in Seaford, New York, on Friday, May 8, to pay their last respects to NYPD officer Brian Moore, nearly a week after he was shot in the line of duty. Moore, 25, who was partRead more..

O’Loan States Her Case

Nuala O’Loan, Police Ombudsman for Northern Ireland, repeated her insistence that police must be accountable if the security forces are to have any credibility among both communities in the North. “We must be evidence-based, not influenced by political expediency or any other cause,” she said, speaking at the MacGill Summer School in Co. Donegal. “InRead more..

O’Toole in Charge

Boston Police Commissioner Kathy O’Toole serves as top cop to the nation’s oldest police force and brings a global approach to the job. ℘℘℘ It’s a week after the Democratic National Convention, and Boston’s 37th police commissioner is warily eyeing my tape recorder. Since taking up the job six months ago, the city’s first womanRead more..

America’s Top Cop

As Police Commissioner Ray Kelly rolls through the streets of Manhattan in the back seat of a black SUV he is fed a steady stream of information by his detail detective who rides shotgun. On this cold fall day there is the usual assortment of New York mayhem to report; a decomposed body has beenRead more..

The Cop and the Jailer

Two Dubliners at the Milosevic Trial. ℘℘℘ When Slobodan Milosevic was escorted into the War Crimes Tribunal at The Hague last February it seemed the world was waiting. TV satellite vans were lined bumper-to-bumper with hundreds of reporters and photographers jousting for position. Milosevic being the first head of state to be indicted as aRead more..

Fury Over Claim That Omagh
Bomb Warnings Were Ignored

A report on the Omagh atrocity has heavily criticized the controversial Special Branch of the Northern Irish police force for allegedly failing to act on an informer’s warning that dissident republicans intended to launch an attack in the County Tyrone town. A wave of disgust greeted the news that the warning had been received 11Read more..

Those Whom We Lost

They were busboys and bankers, grandmothers and newlyweds, firefighters, soldiers, tourists and priests. More than 6,000 of them died at their desks, or running down stairs, or clearing the way for others. Maybe a couple of dozen of them, on a plane over Pennsylvania, died swinging their fists. But on that cruel morning of SeptemberRead more..

RUC Guilty in 1969 Attack

The family of a Derry man who died in 1969 three months after being savagely beaten in his home by the RUC have welcomed a move by the Northern Ireland Police Ombudsman Nuala O’Loan which upheld a complaint by the family that the RUC dealt with their concerns inappropriately at the time. While the OmbudsmanRead more..