NYPD launches hate crime investigation into unidentified man who spat, hurled racial slurs at Asian woman
The New York Police Department (NYPD) is investigating the case of a man who spat and hurled racial slurs at an Asian woman in midtown Manhattan on Tuesday as a hate crime.
What happened: The 34-year-old victim, whose name was not released, was walking on West 40th Street when the unidentified man approached and spat on her, according to WCBS 880. The suspect also hurled anti-Asian slurs at the victim before fleeing eastbound on West 40th Street.
A New York Police Department sergeant is facing charges after allegedly assaulting two suspects who lashed out at police in the last two years.
Incident 1: The first incident occurred on Oct. 4, 2019, according to court documents. Sgt. Phillip Wong, who was assigned to Transit District 3 in Hamilton Heights at the time, allegedly punched a 48-year-old man in his holding cell.
The New York Police Department (NYPD) and FBI have launched a joint public service announcement to encourage the reporting of potential anti-Asian hate crimes.
What to know: Of all individuals targeted for their race, religion, gender and sexual orientation in New York City, Asian Americans saw the largest spike in hate crimes in the first half of the year. A total of 104 cases in 2021 were documented as of July 4, a 395% increase from last year’s 21 incidents.
What to know: Of all the individuals targeted for their race, religion, gender and sexual orientation, Asian Americans saw the largest increase in hate crimes, a problem that has steadily worsened since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic.
A man has been sued for damages after taunting an Asian American NYPD detective during a social justice protest in New York last month.
Terrell Harper, who has an active warrant, allegedly called Detective Vincent Chung a “goddamn cat eater.” It was also claimed that Harper chanted “soy sauce” and hurled other anti-Asian insults for 15 minutes during the Manhattan demonstration on March 11.
A homeless man is facing murder charges after being apprehended by an off-duty police officer for killing a convenience store clerk in Queens, New York.
Deadly shooting: The incident occurred at the Craft Beer Lotto Cigar Shop in Cross Bay Blvd., Ozone Park at 6:15 p.m. on Monday night, according to amNY.
A new film based on a 2014 case involving an Asian American police officer who fatally shot an innocent African American man while patrolling New York City is currently in post-production.
“A Shot Through The Wall,” directed by Aimee Long, premiered at the Bentonville Film Festival in Arkansas in August and is now in post-production.
A police officer from Queens, New York is now being sued following an arrest and charge for drunkenly pointing a gun at a waitress’ head without cause in 2019.
The lawsuit: The victim, Hyunjung Ki, gave a detailed recap of what happened during the 2019 incident in her lawsuit filed under the Brooklyn Federal Court on Sept. 16, according to New York Daily News.
A 59-year-old Asian man was reportedly beaten and robbed in Flushing, Queens last Wednesday.
The NYPD is currently investigating the incident and told NBC News that the victim was walking in “Murray Hill around 6 p.m.” when “five male suspects” attacked him.
A police officer in New York City was arrested and charged Monday with spying on fellow Tibetans for the Chinese government.
Baimadajie Angwang, 33, allegedly sent intel to unidentified “handlers” as early as 2014, particularly information on potential opponents of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP).
New York City’s Asian Hate Crime Task Force is now permanent, officials announced this week.
The group, which was formed last month, will continue to document and address incidents of hate toward Asian Americans, which persist as COVID-19 remains in the country.
Since March 21, the department has made 17 arrests from 21 anti-Asian hate crimes in the city, which became the pandemic’s epicenter in the same month.