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January 29th, 2007

NYPD’s Cold Case Squad Gets a Commanding Officer

folder.jpg The NYPD’s Cold Case Squad finally has a commanding officer, Capt. Sean Crawley (I’m not sure if I’m spelling his name correctly). I don’t know a lot about him, except that he worked in the Manhattan DA’s office, and is an accountant. But it’s great that the squad has a commanding officer at long last, they’ve been without one for so long.

Good luck, Capt. Crawley. I look forward to seeing what you do with the squad!

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  • 1 Mary // Jul 30, 2010 at 7:12 pm

    Hi can anyone tell me what are the steps in approaching the police in a murder case from 1995? I went to the local station, I was told the case was no longer at the percinct. I have to go to one police plaza-which is a pretty big place. Thank you
    YOurs truly ;

  • 2 Stacy Horn // Jul 30, 2010 at 7:22 pm

    Hi. Read this post:

  • 3 Andy Rosenzweig // Aug 10, 2010 at 9:48 am

    Hi Stacy,
    It’s been a long time and I’m hoping you remember me – retired Lt/NYPD; Chief Investigator/Manhattan DA’s Office. I’m very much out of the loop with respect to NYPD and especially their Cold Case Squad. Do you happen to know how many detectives are currently staffing the squad and who is in command?
    Hope you’re doing well. I’m working on a second novel and am attending Bennington College’s MFA program in Writing and Literature.
    We never did get to meet and would like to that some time. What are you working on?
    Best regards,
    Andy Rosenzweig

  • 4 stefan // Aug 27, 2010 at 5:18 pm

    hi stacy !
    what an overwhelming book did you create and what great characters did you discover inside the nypd !!!
    thanks for those insights. i am as well working as a detective in berlin/germany.your report gives me a lot, considering what inverstigations are about- to bring justice to the victims.

  • 5 Stacy Horn // Aug 28, 2010 at 7:49 pm

    Wow, thank you so much for saying so! You’ll have to tell me about some of your more interesting cases sometime.

  • 6 stefan // Aug 29, 2010 at 8:18 am

    once more hello to you !
    i am working in the field of child prostitution/ sex. abuse regarding children for berlin police dept. sometimes: one of the similarities to cold-case work is, that i dug for old(er) cases, what got already forgotten, but we know that there are perpetrators still working out there . so it comes, that we relaunch the invest., trying to collect all evidence and leads, going to the inbetween older or adult victims. then we talk to them, what is the most crucial point. you need as a detective empathy, good knowledge (even of the smallest details of the involved )- and a good day ! if they are able and willing to remember-we talk. and sometimes we can build a bridge from past to presence, showing the attorney the whole scale of the perpetrator`s activities. actually there is no magic- just the will, to enter into the case again.justice-in general- isn`t a guaranteed standard. one hand there are institutions, but you need the people to let it work. it`s a fight, step by step. and a detective can try to make the wheels rolling…then the attorney…then the judge. just recently there is a case, where the now 20 + year victims said: it happened so long ago, years ago we did´nt raise our voice-but now your are investigating again ? YES- it`s not forgotten, even if you were a helpless child then. it`s not our job to forget sometimes.

  • 7 Stacy Horn // Sep 4, 2010 at 8:09 am

    Oh man, thank you for the work that you do. Having spoken to former child victims, as you already know, they obviously never forget. In fact, as I think about it, I would have a hard time writing a book about this it’s so awful. Thank you thank you thank you.

  • 8 Aoi // Nov 30, 2010 at 5:52 pm

    I am a japanese woman.
    your book is soo interesting , good book.
    I am writing cop story as my hobby, ( I am not professional writer)
    when I was looking for NYPD cop info, I found your book.
    and I got your book.
    My husband was ex-cop,
    I enjoyed your book with my husband.
    there is such saying in Japan,
    maybe USA also?
    ”Fact is stranger than fiction”
    thank you for excellent story1

  • 9 Brigitte // Aug 5, 2011 at 1:18 pm

    Hi, Stacy! What a great site you have here! Is that photo of a real NYPD cold case box? I’m trying to do a little research to determine what an NYPD Cold Case box might look like…

    Thanks so much!!

  • 10 Stacy Horn // Aug 5, 2011 at 2:43 pm

    Hi Brigitte. As you know now, this is a folder, and yes it’s real.

  • 11 Ralph Pampena // Dec 1, 2011 at 11:26 pm

    Is this the same Andy Rosenzweig that was at
    the 104th session at the F.B.I. Acamedy??

  • 12 Ralph Raucci // Jun 13, 2012 at 1:07 pm

    Hellow Ralph (Gump) and Andy, been looking all over for you guys. Give me a shout out so we can connect R
    Ralph Raucci
    104 FBI National Academy

  • 13 antoinette carona // Jun 11, 2016 at 12:14 am

    My son’s murder case from 2011 was never solved and I want to reopen it..109 pct had the case in Flushing I have to go to the DA at the Court House ? They should of had the shooter a long time ago, they know who did it…this is not right!!!!! We need justice for my son Alex Botero

  • 14 Stacy Horn // Jun 11, 2016 at 9:22 am

    Antoinette, I am so sorry about your son. Unless an arrest was made his case is not closed, there is no statute of limitations on murder. They may not have made an arrest because they didn’t have enough evidence to convict the person (I’m just speculating, of course). What did the detective tell you?

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