A former New York City police officer is facing serious charges after a car crash that reportedly killed his passenger. The 48-year-old New York resident was arraigned on April 25 for an alleged drunk driving incident that claimed the life of a 32-year-old man. The former officer is due back in court on June 12, where he will be represented by a criminal defense attorney. It is unknown if he has sought legal counsel at this time.
Anyone who pulled over for allegedly driving under the influence of alcohol in the state of New York knows just how anxiety inducing it is to be asked to submit to sobriety testing. Most people do participate because they feel that they have to, though you can refuse if you would rather not participate. There are consequences for refusing an alcohol breath test, but there may be consequences for submitting to one as well.
Noted rapper Kodak Black was arrested with his entourage while attempting to re-enter the United States at the Canadian border, according to local news and entertainment sources. The 21-year-old performer, whose real name is Bill Kapri, is facing weapon and drug charges after his vehicle was searched at the border. He will appear in a New York court to face these charges, where he will be represented by a criminal defense attorney.
A man in Lockport was arrested on the morning of April 16 after a search of his home allegedly revealed drugs, according to local sources. Police in the town in conjunction with Niagara County Sheriff's deputies as well as the New York State Police launched the search following a months-long investigation into the man's alleged activities. He was expected to make his first court appearance on April 17, alongside a criminal defense attorney.
The Attorney's Office for the Western District of New York has confirmed the arrest of a 55-year-old man for allegedly uttering death threats to a member of the U.S. Congress. The New York man was arrested after allegedly calling the offices of Rep. Ilhan Omar. The man appeared before a magistrate on April 5, and was set to attend a detention hearing on April 10, presumably alongside his criminal defense counsel.
A man in Crown Heights is facing serious charges following a harrowing car and foot chase through the streets of the Brooklyn neighborhood on March 29. New York police apprehended the man after he was tackled by a good Samaritan while allegedly attempting to flee authorities. He was expected to be arraigned on April 6, where he will be represented by a criminal defense attorney.