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Police Encounters: What to Do When Stopped by Police

Police officers routinely stop people and ask them questions. This is part of their job to help keep our communities safe. It can be tense for the officer, as he or she doesn't know if the person they...

Use of Jailhouse Informants In Criminal Cases

While in jail, inmates will chat with one another about their criminal cases. Sometimes, an inmate will confess his or her crime. But in other cases, an inmate can lie about what they have heard other...
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Additional Reforms in the NY Criminal Justice System

As discussed in last week's blog, the legislature recently passed sweeping bail and discovery reforms. There are also several other reforms taking place. Here, we discuss a few more of the changes to...

Predictive Policing: Stopping Crime Before it Starts

Nearly two decades into the twenty-first century, it's clear that computers have changed nearly every aspect of our lives. When it comes to crime, the age of technology has impacted each part of the c...
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Not Guilty Verdict in Trial of Off-Duty NYPD Officer

Angelo MacDonald secured a not guilty verdict on all counts for Pappalardo & Pappalardo client "C.H." The bench trial concluded on February 26, 2018 before the Hon. Adam Seiden of the Mount Vernon...
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4 Officers Charged After a Brawl in Yonkers

WHITE PLAINS — Four New York City police officers were charged Friday over their roles in a late-night brawl in Yonkers in September in which a man suffered a cracked skull outside a strip of Iris...