Archive: In The News

New York City is always changing. There are always new buildings going up, old ones to repair and new projects in the pipelines. Unfortunately, the construction workers who make the city what it is and will be, often work in…

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The New York Law Journal’s special section on the Top New York Settlements of 2014 includes a number of cases successfully handled by Hecht, Kleeger and Damashek, P.C. We are justifiably proud of the results we achieved this year because…

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By Ernie Garcia YONKERS – A man who claims he was shot three times by Yonkers police during a drug raid last year plans legal action against the city. Carlos Sullivan, 48, a building superintendent, said police shot him June…

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By Ernie Garcia YONKERS – When city police fire their weapons, there are usually animals in their sights. Virtually every time officers have discharged their weapons in the past two years, the targets were dogs, deer or other wild creatures….

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“I don’t feel safe. I’m scared,” a Westchester County teenager told CBS 2HD, “…I don’t’ know what’s going to happen.” After eight months, a seventeen year old girl is telling her side of an alleged sexual assault case. The young…

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A former police sergeant in New Rochelle admitted that he misused his badge to have sex with a seventeen-year-old girl when he was still on the force. According to news sources, this isn’t the first time the man has cheated…

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According to one Black Friday shopper, a shopping stampede that led to one man’s death started just after police left the Wal-Mart store. “Once they left, it started getting rowdy…The crowd got restless.” Eventually, the restless crowd stampeded the store…

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After allegations of rape made against him were dropped, a police sergeant pleaded guilty of official misconduct in a plea deal. The man was accused of raping a seventeen-year-old girl hours after arresting her boyfriend. After pleading guilty to official…

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By Ernie Garcia YONKERS – The city has refused to release an arrest report and a search warrant for a man who claims he was shot by police during a drug raid. Yonkers’ Department of Law on Wednesday denied a…

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By Ernie Garcia An NYPD detective who chauffeurs Manhattan District Attorney Robert Morgenthau is embroiled in a $1 million lawsuit accusing him of a road-rage incident that left a Manhattan man hospitalized and unfairly charged with assault, The Post has…

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