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  • New York City Police officers stand at the base of a white flag flying atop the west tower of New York's Brooklyn Bridge, Tuesday, July 22, 2014. Two large American flags atop the Brooklyn Bridge were replaced sometime during the night with white banners. Police crime scene and intelligence detectives were investigating how the flags were switched out on the famed span that connects Brooklyn and Manhattan, and there were no reports of suspicious activity, police said. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)

    Brooklyn Bridge flag-swapping suspects identified by nickname

    The suspects who swapped out the American flag for a bleached white flag — the international symbol for surrender — over the Brooklyn Bridge have been identified by their nicknames, police reported.


  • New York City Police officers stand at the base of a white flag flying atop the west tower of New York's Brooklyn Bridge, Tuesday, July 22, 2014. Two large American flags atop the Brooklyn Bridge were replaced sometime during the night with white banners. Police crime scene and intelligence detectives were investigating how the flags were switched out on the famed span that connects Brooklyn and Manhattan, and there were no reports of suspicious activity, police said. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)

    White flags baffle NYPD: 'We're lucky it wasn't a bomb'

    The New York Police Department still can't explain how a group of five individuals were able to hoist two white flags atop the Brooklyn Bridge, which is supposed to be heavily monitored.


  • NYPD officers to carry heroin overdose antidotes

    Thousands of New York City police officers will soon be carrying emergency antidotes to help deal with the recent spike in heroin overdoses, officials said Tuesday.


  • NYPD surveillance of political activism questioned

    Political activists asked a new inspector general for the New York Police Department on Tuesday to force police officials to fully disclose details about how undercover officers sought to secretly infiltrate and monitor liberal activist groups.


  • AP-NY--New York Digest,ADVISORY, 12:30 am Update, NY

    Members can send stories and tips to apalbany@ap.org for upstate and apnyc@ap.org for the New York metro area. The New York City desk can be reached at 212-621-1670. The Albany desk can be reached at 518-458-7821. The photo desk is reachable at 212-621-1902. AP stories, along with the photos that accompany them, can also be obtained from http://www.apexchange.com .


  • NYC defends use of Muslim police informants

    The New York Police Department disbanded a unit that tracked the everyday lives of Muslims, but it has taken a tough stance in a heated legal battle over its continuing use of Muslim informants in terror threat investigations.


  • FILE - In an Friday April 25, 2014 file photo, an outreach worker at Boom Health center package condoms for distribution to sex trade workers,in Bronx, N.Y. New York Mayor Bill de Blasio said Monday, May 12, 2014 that the New York Police Department will no longer confiscate unused condoms as evidence of prostitution by people suspected of being sex industry workers, abolishing a practice criticized by civil rights groups for undermining efforts to combat AIDS and other sexually transmitted infections. (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews, File)

    NYPD to stop seizing sex work suspects' condoms

    The New York Police Department will no longer confiscate unused condoms from suspected sex workers to be used as evidence of prostitution, ending a longstanding practice that had been criticized by civil rights groups for undermining efforts to combat AIDS and other sexually transmitted infections.


  • NYPD Commissioner Bratton to visit Israel

    New York Police Department Commissioner William Bratton says he's headed to Israel to be a keynote speaker at a conference on crime.


  • Names of officers added to New York memorial

    The 20 officers added to the New York State Police Officers' Memorial in Albany, including 12 from the New York Police Department and one from the Peekskill department whose deaths were attributed to cancers from their work at ground zero:


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