The New York Metropolis Police Division, the biggest and most extremely funded police pressure in the USA, has come beneath scrutiny after failing to apprehend a shooter in a crowded Brooklyn subway station. The Onion seems on the greatest controversies and most high-octane moments within the NYPD’s practically 200-year historical past.
1845: New York Metropolis solves each its rising poverty and crime charges by giving gangs of impoverished Irish immigrants jobs wherein they'll commit crimes legally.
1898: Division pressured to develop to Brooklyn to seek out sufficient stations to accommodate the rising variety of officers on desk obligation.
1911: Samuel J. Battle arrested whereas being sworn in as NYPD’s first Black police officer.
1966: A minimum of 5 crimes going down in background of vacationer image taken with Occasions Sq. beat cop.
1970: Knapp Commission to investigate police corruption is brought to secluded area of the Bronx and advised that it’s in the commission’s best interest to take this envelope and mind its own business.
2000: Rookie officer Troy Lucchesi reaches landmark 1 millionth hour of overtime pay after just three months on the force.
2002: NYPD caught using body cams to film fire department’s softball practices before the big game.
2013: Unconstitutional, racist “stop-and-frisk” policy replaced with unconstitutional, racist unnamed policy.
2014: Nearly every one of the 35,000 sworn officers gets through entire year without choking a man to death for selling loose cigarettes.
2022: One subway security camera fixed.