New York Criminal Law in the News – Wednesday, October, 19, 2011

  • A second suspect was arrested in connection with recent sexual assaults in Brooklyn (New York Times)
  • Felonies are up 6% from last year on Metro North railroad (New York Post)
  • The Court of Appeals upheld the murder conviction of a 28 year old man (Democrat and Chronicle)
  • Lewisboro town Supervisor running for reelection plead guilty to lesser DWI charge (LoHud)
  • A Deputy Inspector on paid disability leave was arrested for allegedly forging a police retirement card (Times Union)
  • A police officer who used pepper spray on Wall Street protesters allegedly violated city guidelines (NY1)
  • Nassau County DA announces ten arrests in Medicare and welfare fraud sweep (Newsday)
  • A man serving a life sentence in Clinton Correctional Facility faces new charges after possessing "escape paraphernalia" (Buffalo News)
  • NYCLU says New York police departments are misusing and over using tasers (Syracuse) 


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