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Entries Tagged as 'Police History'

The NYPD in the Darkest Days

September 4th, 2012 · No Comments

There’s a new show on BBC America about the early New York police department in the years just following the end of the Civil War. It’s called Copper. I was afraid they were going to white-wash the story a bit, but they haven’t. So if you are interested in law enforcement history, while this is […]

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Tags: New Websites, Books and other Resources · Police History

From the NYPD’s 1887 Annual Report

July 15th, 2012 · No Comments

I posted this on my personal blog and I realized I should also put it here. When I was researching my book about the NYPD’s Cold Case Squad, one of the things I did was go down to the Municipal Archives and copy sections from the NYPD’s Annual Reports, going back to 1860. I wanted […]

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Old Crime Scene Photographs

April 26th, 2012 · 2 Comments

Once again I was talking about something on my other blog that I thought I should mention here. The Municipal Archives recently put 870,000 photographs online, including 1,326 crime scene photographs. Many of the photographs come from a collection of glass plate negatives that are sitting in the basement of One Police Plaza. They sit […]

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Tags: Old Murder Cases · Police History

Inaccurate Homicide Totals

December 29th, 2009 · No Comments

I have to say something.  Recently it’s been acknowledged that some of the NYPD’s earlier numbers are inaccurate.  I keep reading that 1963 is the year when they started getting it right.  I’ve always had a lot to say about the homicide numbers, but I just didn’t feel like getting into it. But when I […]

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Tags: Homicide Facts · Police History