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January – June 2001

June 25, 2001
Bratton Suddenly Gets Tight-Lipped
So where was Mark Green's police adviser, Bill Bratton, last week when Green issued a report raking the Police Department for failing to discipline the four officers who fatally shot Amadou Diallo?

June 18, 2001
Putting a Name On Skepticism
In what may be the most contentious line-of-duty disability case in recent Police Department history, the Police Pension Board last week again remanded the application of ex-Chief Michael Markman to its medical board, which twice before approved his disability.

June 11, 2001
Shooting Triggers Union Squabble
Former Police Commissioner Howard Safir's coat-holder, Todd Ciaravino, is not the only city official firing his gun in places he shouldn't.

June 4, 2001
Cop to Testify About 'Gestures'
Mark Conway, a white police officer from the Street Crime Unit, is to testify in State Supreme Court in the Bronx today about how he interpreted the "furtive gestures" of an unarmed black teenager to mean he had a gun.

May 29, 2001
Some Similarities In Police Shootings
It was deja vu all over again in the Bronx last week with white police officer Mark Conway of the Street Crime Unit on trial for shooting Dantae Johnson, an unarmed black teenager.

May 21, 2001
Safir at Odds With Successor
An undeclared war is raging between Police Commissioner Bernard Kerik and his predecessor, Howard Safir.

May 14, 2001
A Constant Amid Sea of Politicking
Doris Busch Boskey and Iris Baez each arose at 4:30 a.m. to make last Thursday's breakfast at the Sheridan hotel to kick off Norman Siegel's campaign for public advocate. Joining them at the breakfast was Amadou Diallo's uncle, Bobo Diallo.

May 7, 2001
Drug-Trafficking Probe Continues
Federal officials are investigating whether one or more police officers were involved with a recently demoted deputy inspector accused of narcotics violations while in a Bronx homicide-narcotics task force six years ago, sources told Newsday yesterday.

April 30, 2001
Slaying May Play Role in Election
For the third time in the past 12 years, a slaying with racial overtones may determine the city's next mayor.

April 23, 2001
Ferrer Ponders A Top-Cop Pick
Bronx Borough President Fernando Ferrer, who some consider the farthest out there of all mayoral candidates, says that if he's elected, "odds are" he will appoint his police commissioner from the current top ranks of the department.

April 16, 2001
A White Elephant For the Men in Blue
It looked last week as though "the greatest police commissioner in the history of the city," as the mayor refers to Howard Safir, was about to be taken down a peg by his successor, Bernard Kerik.

April 9, 2001
Two Officers Face Perjury Charges
Six years after Anthony Baez died in the Bronx following a choke-hold by Officer Francis X. Livoti, the Police Department has charged two cops with committing perjury to protect him.

April 2, 2001
Long Career Ends On a Bitter Note
Former Chief of Patrol John Scanlon held his farewell dinner last week at Leonard's in Great Neck. It was sold out.

March 26, 2001
Molinari Ends Up A Triple Winner
The Police Department has completed its investigation into who ordered the arrest of Terence Hunter for writing a letter accusing Staten Island Borough President Guy Molinari of a "high-tech lynching" in closing a black youth center.

March 12, 2001
Clueing In On Mystery Arrest
Let's play detective. Let's help the Internal Affairs Bureau solve the Guy Molinari mystery: Who ordered the arrest of Terence Hunter for writing a letter critical of the Staten Island borough president?

March 5, 2001
City Silent About Knock on Door
Two months after the knock in the night that came for Terence Hunter, not one public official has uttered a peep of protest about what happened to him.

March 1, 2001
On the Lookout For a Top Cop
Plenty of commissioner talent was in evidence at Tuesday night's annual Police Foundation dinner.

February 26, 2001
Prosecutor Must Break Bad Habit
A Staten Island prosecutor has been reprimanded for writing that enough reason existed to arrest a man who wrote a critical letter to Borough President Guy Molinari.

February 19, 2001
Safir Pardon Scoop: That's a Rich One
Will we never be rid of Howard Safir?

February 12, 2001
Diallo Cops' Future A Campaign Issue
Bronx Borough President Fernando Ferrer has become the first, and only, mayoral candidate to demand the firing of the four officers who fatally shot Amadou Diallo.

February 5, 2001
Club's Internal Strife Not So Fine
There is trouble in paradise within the Finest Foundation, one of the groups of buffs and hustlers on the fringes of the Police Department.

January 29, 2001
Fund Raisers' Wealth of Perks
Of the groups of buffs and hustlers on the fringes of the New York City Police Department, there exists the Finest Foundation.

January 22, 2001
The Powerful Say Little About Probes
Judge for yourself the meaning of the following events.

January 15, 2001
Bitterness Over Feds' Inaction
Former Mayor David N. Dinkins has become the city's first politician to publicly voice his bitterness at what many in law enforcement suspect-that the 17-month federal investigation into the Police Department after the Louima and Diallo incidents is dead.

January 8, 2001
Kerik continues predecessor’s job
Not a drop was spilled as Police Commissioner Bernard Kerik accepted the bucket of his predecessor Howard Safir and became Rudolph Giuliani's new water boy.

January 1, 2001
What to expect from Rudy in ‘01
Here are some predictions of what New Yorkers can expect in the year 2001.

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