Latest James O'Neill News

Big challenges await NYC's new police boss

Nov. 6, 2019 3:27 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Each month, Dermot Shea sits with other top New York City police officials and the mayor to brief reporters on the latest crime statistics. In front of them, often, is a big, blue sign featuring a variation on their underlying message: "Safest Big City in America." Appointed Monday to be...

Exiting NYC police commissioner to take security job at Visa

Nov. 6, 2019 9:43 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — It's everywhere New York City's retiring police commissioner wants to be. James O'Neill is going to start work next month as the new senior vice president and global head of physical security for credit card giant Visa Inc., the company said Wednesday. O'Neill announced Monday that he is...

NYPD commissioner's exit: 'Right time' after tense summer

Nov. 4, 2019 8:51 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — New York City's police commissioner, who has found himself caught at times between loyalty to his officers and demands from the public and politicians for greater police accountability, announced Monday that he is retiring. James O'Neill said he will leave for a private sector job in...

The Latest: Outgoing, incoming NYC police chiefs speak

Nov. 4, 2019 2:41 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on the resignation of New York City's police commissioner (all times local): 2:45 p.m. New York City's incoming police commissioner says he views his calling as a "sacred responsibility." Chief of Detectives Dermot Shea spoke at a press conference Monday alongside outgoing...

NYPD officer fired in chokehold death sues to get job back

Oct. 23, 2019 11:04 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The officer who was fired in the 2014 chokehold death of Eric Garner is suing the New York Police Department and the police commissioner to be reinstated. Daniel Pantaleo's lawyer, Stuart London, told the New York Post the lawsuit was filed on Wednesday and argued that his termination...

Police kill gunman in struggle, vest saves officer's life

Oct. 23, 2019 11:30 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A naked man who pointed a handgun at a New York City police officer during a confrontation was shot dead by other officers Wednesday, while the cop was saved by his bulletproof vest, authorities said. It was the fourth shooting by New York City officers in the last nine days, three of which...

Police: Gang member confesses in mass shooting at festival

Oct. 17, 2019 6:37 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A 20-year-old gang member has confessed to being one of two shooters in a gunfight that turned a lively summer community festival in Brooklyn into a blood-drenched nightmare, police said Thursday. One person died and 11 were wounded when Kyle Williams and a second, yet-unidentified gunman...

Eric Garner's mother urges repeal of NY police secrecy law

Oct. 17, 2019 5:27 PM EDT

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — The mother of Eric Garner is urging New York lawmakers to repeal a law used to keep the disciplinary records of police and correction officers secret. Gwen Carr says the law endangers New Yorkers and makes it close to impossible for her to fight for justice. The 2014 chokehold death of...

NYPD officer killed by friendly fire is hailed as a hero

Oct. 4, 2019 4:47 PM EDT

MONROE, N.Y. (AP) — With bagpipers marching silently to the beat of a somber drum, a New York City police officer killed by friendly fire was honored at his funeral Friday as a hero and a dedicated, compassionate professional who put his heart into his work. Officer Brian Mulkeen, who was hit Sunday by two...

The Latest: NYPD commissioner chokes back emotion at funeral

Oct. 4, 2019 1:19 PM EDT

MONROE, N.Y. (AP) — The Latest on the funeral of a New York police officer (all times local): 1:20 p.m. A hero's farewell has been given to a New York City police officer killed by friendly fire during a struggle with an armed man. Police Commissioner James P. O'Neill choked back emotion as he addressed...