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.
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.
A woman accused of stealing money from a charity is facing serious jail time if she is found guilty. New York prosecutors have confirmed the 68-year-old former treasurer of a New York Police Department charity may have stolen some $410,000 meant to support families of officers killed in the line of duty. If she is found guilty of bank fraud and aggravated identity theft, she could face a minimum of two years in prison, and a maximum of 30 years. She is likely focused on preparing her criminal defense alongside her legal counsel.
Four people accused of engaging in a serious fight at a local Applebee's on Long Island are now facing charges. New York authorities in the area arrested four men all between the ages of 24 and 28 after an altercation turned violent, leaving one of the suspects with a punctured lung. All four now face assault charges, with several other charges filed against two individuals. Each of them must now focus on preparing a criminal defense.
A New York man who works for the Harlem Globetrotters was arrested on March 9 under suspicion of sex abuse, according to local sources. The man was taken into custody in Syracuse after he allegedly inappropriately touched a 14-year-old fan at a show. There is no word as to whether the man has retained criminal defense representation at this time.
A man faces serious charges following an altercation with a boy with special needs on a subway car, according to local sources. New York police have confirmed the arrest of a 40-year-old man in an alleged assault against an 8-year-old autistic boy. This has led many to question the efficacy of the Thrive NYC mental health initiative aimed at curbing violent behavior by mentally ill people. So far a court date has not been announced, and it is unclear if the man has criminal defense representation in place.
A bizarre incident led to tragedy in Rockland County on the afternoon of Feb. 20 after a man was accused of running over a family with his car. New York police apprehended the 35-year-old man following a standoff outside of a 7-Eleven convenience store in Haverstraw. The man is charged with murder, with several more charges expected to be filed at a later time. Reportedly, he has retained criminal defense counsel.