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New York police end Muslim surveillance program

Last Updated: Wednesday, April 16, 2014, 08:17

The New York Police Department says it has disbanded a special unit whose efforts to try to detect terror threats in Muslim communities through secret surveillance sparked outrage. The NYPD confirmed the decision yesterday.

NYPD officer arrested in Delhi for carrying bullets in luggage

Last Updated: Saturday, April 05, 2014, 01:02

A New York Police Department officer has been arrested and charged here under Arms Act after three bullets were found in his luggage, police said on Friday.

Judge asked to bar monitoring of Muslims by New York Police Department

Last Updated: Wednesday, October 02, 2013, 09:14

A federal judge today revisited a decades-old court settlement restricting how the New York Police Department conducts surveillance after civil rights lawyers accused the department of breaking those rules by monitoring Muslims.

NYPD secretly labelled mosques as terrorism organisations

Last Updated: Wednesday, August 28, 2013, 13:39

The New York Police Department has secretly labelled entire mosques as terrorism organisations.

Civil rights groups sue NY police on Muslim spying

Last Updated: Tuesday, June 18, 2013, 23:37

Civil rights lawyers urged a US judge to declare the New York Police Department`s widespread spying programme directed at Muslims to be unconstitutional.

New York police defends itself on Muslim surveillance

Last Updated: Tuesday, May 21, 2013, 16:54

The New York Police Department is defending itself in a federal civil rights lawsuit over its surveillance of Muslims.

Urdu, Bengali speakers cause for suspicion in NY

Last Updated: Wednesday, August 29, 2012, 14:26

After 9/11 attacks, city police say they give particular attention to Urdu and Bengali speakers when they eavesdrop to gather information on terrorists.

Ex Playmate wins $1.2m over excessive force judgement against NY police

Last Updated: Wednesday, February 22, 2012, 14:27

A former Playboy Playmate, who had sued the New York Police Department claiming they manhandled her following an altercation with a cab driver in 2006, has been awarded 1.2 million dollars by a civil jury which ruled in her favour.

NYPD pioneers new dirty bomb detection system

Last Updated: Friday, July 29, 2011, 08:59

The technology is expected to increase NY Police Department`s ability to thwart a radiation attack.