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July – December 2001

December 31, 2001
Crystal Ball's Vision of 2002
Here are some predictions of what New Yorkers can expect in the year 2002:

December 24, 2001
Christmas Eve Constitutional
The night before Christmas, Police Commissioner Bernie Kerik decided to stroll down Fifth Avenue to see how New Yorkers felt about his autobiography, "The Lost Son."

December 17, 2001
For Dunne, It's Not the Money
If the past is prologue, First Deputy Commissioner Joe Dunne's decision to leave the Police Department gives him a better chance at becoming commissioner than had he remained.

December 10, 2001
Cop Suit Alleges Sex Harassment
A Queens lieutenant has been charged and transferred for allegedly sexually harassing two female officers while a top commander has been reprimanded for not taking appropriate action in the case.

December 3, 2001
Trying to Get A Fix on Kelly
One Police Plaza was a beehive of rumor last week - the higher the rank, the louder the buzz. The buzz, of course, concerned the return of Ray Kelly as police commissioner, and whom he'll hire and fire.

November 26, 2001
It's All About Who You Know
It's payoff time at One Police Plaza. Let's check out some of last week's promotions, which provide not only higher positions and salaries, but a potential increase in pensions.

November 19, 2001
His Job: Making Kelly Look Good
Mayor-elect Michael Bloomberg reached into the past to select Ray Kelly as his police commissioner. Now, Kelly has reached into his past to select Paul Brown as his first high-level appointment.

November 12, 2001
Evidently, He Loves the Job
Now that Ray Kelly has agreed to become the first person in the city's history to be police commissioner twice, one question lingers. Why?

November 5, 2001
Kerik Wandering Into Minefield
How did a nice guy like Bernard Kerik get into such a mess?

October 29, 2001
New Reaction To Old Behavior
To use a phrase from "The Godfather," Rudolph Giuliani's favorite movie, the mayor is a "wartime consigliere."

October 22, 2001
Kelly Favors The Long Shot
Ray Kelly has become the third former police commissioner to back a mayoral candidate.

October 15, 2001
Terror Fighters In Abundance
Everyone in town these days seems to be forming an anti-terrorism committee.

October 8, 2001
Elimination By Association
Bill Bratton may have cost his old friend John Timoney another shot at being the city's police commissioner.

October 1, 2001
Hauer Pays A Steep Green Fee
Next time Mayor Rudolph Giuliani talks about unifying the city, ask him about Jerry Hauer.

September 24, 2001
Lawyer Who's Hard to Defend
The Arab terrorist Osama bin Laden is not the only wanted man in New York City.

September 17, 2001
Crisis Meetings Show Giuliani at His Best
Immediately after the bombing of the World Trade Center eight years ago, then Police Commissioner Ray Kelly appeared on television with the head of the FBI's New York office.

September 10, 2001
Where Candidates Stand on the Cops
With the mayoral primary tomorrow, here's a quick look at how each candidate stands on police issues.

September 4, 2001
GOP Hopefuls: No More Secrets
Having presented the views of the four Democratic mayoral candidates on police issues, One Police Plaza Confidential now offers those of the two Republicans, Michael Bloomberg and Herman Badillo. Both call for a new openness in the department, which they say has been far too secretive.

August 20, 2001
Overreaction? It's a Safe Bet
Some strange and horrifying events occurred in the 70th Precinct in August 1997, but Deputy Inspector Barry Fried's claim that he feared for his safety and that of Officer Eric Turetzky on the night Turetzky was questioned may be over the top.

August 13, 2001
Rudy's Stamp Of Approval
In death, as in life, the word that might best describe Jack Maple and those in his orbit is "re-invention." Or as historians might say, "revisionism."

August 6, 2001
Louima Case's New Mystery
In the Abner Louima case, where the incredible continues to become reality, a mystery witness surfaced last month for Charles Schwarz - who was convicted as the "second cop" inside Brooklyn's 70th Precinct bathroom when Louima was brutalized.

July 30, 2001
A Plea to Kerik: Do Clean Sweep
To Commissioner Bernard Kerik from Your Humble Servant: For the past year the Police Department has provided your predecessor Howard Safir with a 10-man detective detail. The reason, says Mayor Rudolph Giuliani, is that Safir's life is in danger.

July 23, 2001
'Officer F' Mires Case in Mystery
When a mystery officer surfaced last week in the Abner Louima case before the Second Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals, it sounded promising for former officer Charles Schwarz.

July 16, 2001
Schwarz Is MIA In Louima Deal
One person was conspicuously absent from the unprecedented $8.75 million settlement Abner Louima reached with the city and Patrolmen's Benevolent Association: Chuck Schwarz.

July 2, 2001
Bratton, Green Differ on Diallo
Better not bet the farm on Bill Bratton's return as police commissioner if Public Advocate Mark Green is elected mayor.

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