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Top NYC news: Footage of police shootings to be released; man charged with shoving 92-year-old

Top NYC news: Footage of police shootings to be released; man charged with shoving 92-year-old
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By Hoodline - Published on June 17, 2020.

Here's what you need to know about what's happening in New York City.

Serial random attacker accused of pushing 92-year-old woman who hit her head on fire hydrant

A 31-year-old man has been arrested in connection with an apparently random attack on a 92-year-old woman in Manhattan four days ago, authorities say. A senior law enforcement official said Rashid Brimmage is a recidivist with 100 prior arrests.

Read the full story on NBC4 New York.

Swaths of New York City small businesses face extinction in the wake of coronavirus

As New York City begins to emerge from the coronavirus shutdown, thousands of its small businesses — many already struggling before the pandemic hit — will face a near-impossible road to recovery.

Read the full story on POLITICO.

Death of black man found hanging in NYC park ruled suicide

The death of a black man found hanging in a Manhattan park was ruled a suicide Tuesday, the city's medical examiner said. 

Read the full story on New York Post.

Subway homeless incidents halved since start of nightly shutdowns

Homeless-related problems on the subway have more than halved since the MTA began closing the system down every night amid the coronavirus crisis, MTA statistics show.

Read the full story on New York Post.

New York City to release body-camera footage of police shootings

As part of a wave of law-enforcement reforms, the New York Police Department will release body-camera footage that captures an officer discharging a gun or a Taser, Mayor Bill de Blasio said.

Read the full story on The Wall Street Journal.


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