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Past articles by Ali:

New York’s Finest?

As 2020’s chaotic presidential election was called last weekend, New York City erupted in a cacophony of joy at Donald Trump’s defeat. America’s largest → Read More

‘Not a Big Deal,’ Police Commander Said as Eric Garner Died

The revelation provoked gasps at the disciplinary hearing for the officer who applied a chokehold to Mr. Garner, who died after exclaiming “I can’t breathe.” → Read More

Police Officer Wounded in Wild Shootout in Upper Manhattan

Two officers cornered a man with a gun in a parking lot, who fired at them. The man was fatally shot and one officer was wounded. → Read More

Man Charged in Subway Attack on 78-Year-Old Woman That Was Caught on Video, Police Say

The attack, on board a No. 2 train in the Bronx this month, was captured on a video that has gained more than 10 million views. → Read More

Gambino Mob Boss Killing: Staten Island Man Is Charged With Murder

Several officials indicated that preliminary information suggested the killing was not related to organized crime. → Read More

Francesco Cali, Reputed Gambino Crime Boss, Shot and Killed on Staten Island

The police said Mr. Cali had suffered multiple gunshot wounds, and there were reports of a blue pickup truck leaving the scene of the shooting. → Read More

Weather: Snow and Extreme Cold Forecast for Large Band of the U.S.

Temperatures in the Midwest were expected to be 20 to 30 degrees below normal, with wind chills forecast to reach minus 55 in the Northern Plains. → Read More

15-Year-Old Shot to Death in Front of His Sister by a Hooded Gunman

A Haitian immigrant was shot to death in Brooklyn on Friday, the latest killing in an increasingly violent year in New York. → Read More

A Mother Tried to Save Her Son for Years. Now He’s Accused of Killing Her.

Jason Reeves, 32, who had long struggled with mental health issues, is accused of stabbing his mother to death and burning her body at a public housing complex in Brooklyn. → Read More

Police Fatally Shoot Knife-Wielding Man in New York City

Two officers were escorting a man from an apartment on the Lower East Side when he grabbed a knife and attacked his partner, officials said. → Read More

Woman Stuck in Elevator of Manhattan Townhouse for Entire Weekend

The woman, a worker at the townhouse on East 65th Street, was trapped in an elevator from Friday evening to Monday morning, fire officials said. → Read More

A Jail Guard Smuggled In Contraband for a Turkish Gold Trader. Now He’s Going to Prison Himself.

Victor Casado, 36, a former federal corrections officer, was sentenced to serve three years for bribery in the prison system where he once worked. → Read More

Video Shows Police Officers Beating Men on Manhattan Street in Wild Melee

The officers pummeled a man in the chaotic confrontation, which has prompted an Internal Affairs investigation about whether excessive force was used, the police said. → Read More

An Officer Fired 27 Times at a Fleeing Suspect. Did He Need To?

The officer, pursuing an armed robber who had shot at him, wounded two bystanders in the Bronx. Several experts said he did not follow his training. → Read More

Bloods Gang Members Charged in Rikers Island-Based Crime Ring, Officials Say

Investigators described a smuggling operation run by the Mac Balla Bloods that shuttled blades, drugs and tips among city jails and an upstate prison. → Read More

Police Officer Shoots Gunman Who Shot Another Person, Authorities Say

A dispute in the Bronx led to a man shooting another person, critically wounding him. The police then shot the gunman. → Read More

New York Police Say They Will Deploy 14 Drones

The police said the aerial drones would not carry weapons or be used for surveillance, but would be used to police large events and conduct rescues. → Read More

Police Chief Who Led Weinstein Investigation Ousted in Shake-Up

Deputy Chief Michael Osgood, who had warned the special victims division is severely understaffed, has been transferred to another command. → Read More

Driver Who Killed Two Children in Brooklyn Is Found Dead

The driver, Dorothy Bruns, 44, was discovered dead in her Staten Island home with a bottle of pills and a suicide note nearby, the police said. → Read More

Far-Right Internet Groups Listen for Trump’s Approval, and Often Hear It

In recent weeks, extremist internet communities have cheered as their once-fringe views have found oxygen among prominent Republicans. → Read More