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NYPD asks for help after man follows woman into Chinatown apartment building and sexually assaults her

NYPD sexual assault
  • Surveillance footage showed a man sexually assaulting a woman in her New York City Chinatown apartment building.
  • The attacker followed the 27-year-old woman into her building near Market Street and Madison Street on Sept. 24, the New York Police Department said.
  • In the video, the woman is seen being pinned against the wall in her vestibule before the culprit tries to kiss her and forcibly gropes her buttocks, breasts and groin.
  • The man, who police described as an adult male, approximately 160 pounds, 5 feet 6 inches tall, with a medium build, medium complexion and bald, fled eastbound on Madison Street towards Catherine Street.
  • He was last seen wearing a beige New York Yankees baseball cap, a plaid collared shirt, light colored sweater, blue jeans and black sneakers.

The New York Police Department is asking the public for help in finding a man sexually assaulted a woman in her Chinatown apartment building.

The attacker followed the 27-year-old woman into her building near Market Street and Madison Street on Sept. 24, police said.

NYPD cop of 18 years charged with hate crime over anti-Muslim attack

  • The New York Police Department fired Riggs Kwong, an 18-year veteran, on Sept. 6 for his alleged involvement in an anti-Muslim attack earlier this year.
  • Kwong, 50, is facing multiple charges — including hate crimes — for the Jan. 16 road rage incident, which allegedly saw him pummel, spit on and use anti-Muslim language toward 32-year-old Abdul Motalab.
  • As heard in his own cellphone recording, Kwong referred to Motalab as a “terrorist,” “Mr. Mohammed, “Al Qaeda” and “ISIS” during their altercation.
  • Kwong is also accused of making a false statement in which he claimed that Motalab had thrown the first punch.
  • Motalab, who suffered minor injuries, was charged with drunk driving after reportedly admitting to having three beers before driving.

An officer who spent the last 18 years with the New York Police Department has been fired from the force due to his alleged involvement in an anti-Muslim attack earlier this year.

Riggs Kwong, 50, is facing multiple charges — including hate crimes — for the Jan. 16 road rage incident, which allegedly saw him pummel, spit on and use anti-Muslim language toward a 32-year-old man.

NYC man charged with hate crimes for headbutting Asian victim because he’s ‘Chinese’

QUEENS MAN CHARGED
  • A man accused of headbutting an Asian man in an unprovoked attack in Queens, New York City, in July has been charged with hate crimes.
  • Rudy Coslopez, 41, allegedly approached the 22-year-old victim on Steinway Street near 34th Ave. in Astoria on July 12 at around 8:55 p.m. and headbutted him, chipping the victim’s tooth.
  • The attack occurred less than 24 hours after another Asian victim was kicked in the hip and told to “get out of this country” in Chelsea.
  • On Tuesday, police announced that he has been charged with assault as a hate crime, aggravated harassment as a hate crime and assault.

A man accused of headbutting an Asian man in an unprovoked attack in Queens, New York City, in July has been charged with hate crimes.

Rudy Coslopez, 41, allegedly approached the 22-year-old victim on Steinway Street near 34th Ave. in Astoria on July 12 at around 8:55 p.m.

NYPD search for 3 men accused of 19 assaults in less than 1 month, including off-duty officer whose skull was fractured

nypd cop robbed
  • New York City Police Department officer Muhammad Chowdhury, 48, was brutally assaulted and robbed while he was off-duty and jogging in the Bronx on Aug. 23.
  • He suffered a fractured skull and bleeding on the brain. He recently woke up from a medically induced coma.
  • The suspects have assaulted and robbed at least 19 people in the Bronx and Queens since Aug. 1, according to the police.
  • Police are still searching for the suspects.
  • The family of the victim will be organizing a Bronx protest to demand justice for Chowdhury.

Police are searching for three men who brutally assaulted and robbed an off-duty New York City Police Department (NYPD) officer in the Bronx. 

NYPD officer Muhammad Chowdhury, 48, was jogging along Olmstead Ave. in the Bronx neighborhood of Soundview when three suspects stopped him near Lafayette Ave. and attacked him at about 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday, according to the authorities.  

Police release image of suspect accused of slashing Asian man in Brooklyn subway racial attack

BROOKLYN SUSPECT
  • New York police have released an image of the suspect from Tuesday’s subway attack near York Street station in Brooklyn.
  • The recent incident, which reportedly saw the suspect make an anti-Asian remark and slash the victim in the chest and neck with a knife, is now considered by the authorities as a hate crime.
  • Thursday’s surveillance image shows a man with a black long-sleeved shirt, mustard-colored pants and a dark-colored bag. Police believe he is around 25 years old.
  • The suspect has yet to be located.

New York police have released an image of the suspect from a subway slashing attack that involved an Asian victim earlier this week.

The recent incident, which reportedly saw the suspect make an anti-Asian remark, is now considered by the authorities as a hate crime. The assault occurred near York Street station in Brooklyn at around 3:15 p.m. on Tuesday.

Woman targeted man with anti-Asian insults before biting him on Brooklyn subway, say police

WOMAN BITES
  • A 65-year-old man was on a subway in Brooklyn when a woman hurled anti-Asian remarks at him before biting his back and scratching his arms at around 5:20 p.m. on Sunday.
  • The man was transported to the Interfaith Medical Center and is in stable condition.
  • The New York City Police Department’s (NYPD)Hate Crimes Task Force is currently investigating the incident. The suspect has not been arrested.
  • The NYPD released surveillance images of the suspect, asking anyone with information to call Crime Stoppers.

The New York City Police Department (NYPD) released surveillance images of a woman who allegedly targeted anti-Asian remarks at a man before physically attacking him on a subway in Brooklyn.

A 65-year-old man was on a southbound A train on the F line by York Street around 5:20 p.m. on Sunday when the woman began to verbally insult him, according to the police.

New York City Mayor Eric Adams urges support for police after subway shootings: ‘Raise your voice’

MAYOR ERIC ADAMS
  • On Tuesday, New York City Mayor Eric Adams urged constituents to voice support for the police as violence continues to plague the city.
  • “I need you to raise your voice. Everyone silently tells us to support the police. We cannot do this with a whisper,” he said at an event celebrating Jewish Heritage Month.
  • The former New York City Police Department captain’s emotional plea came just hours after the arrest of Andrew Abdullah, the suspect in Sunday’s fatal Q train shooting.
  • Adams recalled having days when he and Commissioner Keechant Sewell felt they were “the only ones backing our police department.”
  • The mayor said it is time to go on a “major public relations campaign” and announce that New Yorkers support the police.

Mayor Eric Adams has urged New Yorkers to voice support for the police as violence continues to plague the city’s subways and elsewhere across the country.

“I need you to raise your voice. Everyone silently tells us to support the police. We cannot do this with a whisper,” Adams said at an event celebrating Jewish Heritage Month on Tuesday. “This community knows how important law enforcement is.”

New York City Council holds hearing on wave of anti-Asian hate crimes

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  • New York City Council members convened on Tuesday for a hearing to address ongoing local anti-Asian hate issues.
  • The hearing was conducted by the Council’s Committee on Civil and Human Rights and the Committee on Public Safety.
  • According to Christopher Marte, a member who represents Chinatown and sits on the Council’s Committee on Civil and Human Rights, the hearing questioned New York City Police Department officials and members of the city’s Commission on Human Rights.
  • Councilmember Julie Won used her time during the hearing to ask about reports that the NYPD Hate Crimes Bureau downplayed incidents of anti-Asian hate brought to them.

New York City Council members met Tuesday at a hearing to address the continuous local anti-Asian hate crimes.

The hearing, jointly conducted by the Council’s Committee on Civil and Human Rights and the Committee on Public Safety, aimed to address “what progress, if any, has been made in regards to the city’s response to the widespread hate, and where there is room for improvement,” an email announcement said.

NYPD data: 32 percent drop in reported anti-Asian hate crimes in 2022

  • Newly released data from the New York City Police Department shows that reported hate crimes against Asians have decreased from this time last year across New York City.
  • There were 32 reported hate crimes against Asians from January 1 through April 10 of 2022, which marks a 32% drop from last year’s reports of 47 anti-Asian hate crimes during the same period.
  • The data shows that crimes against Jewish people have increased by 207% and crimes against Black people are also up by 100%.
  • The law enforcement agency reported an overall 76% increase in total reported hate crimes in New York City this year, with 194 cases compared to 110 from the same time frame in 2021.
  • The numbers are still subject to change as there are bias cases that are currently under investigation.

Data released by the New York City Police Department’s Hate Crimes Task Force shows that reported hate crimes against Asians have so far decreased this year compared to the same time period last year.

From Jan. 1 through April 10 of 2022, 32 hate crimes against Asians were reported to the NYPD. This marks a 32% drop from last year’s report of 47 anti-Asian hate crimes reported during the same time period. 

Veteran NYPD sergeant pleads guilty for punching two homeless men in police custody

NYPD officer pleads guilty
  • Sgt. Phillip Wong, the veteran New York Police Department (NYPD) sergeant who allegedly punched two homeless men on two separate occasions in 2019 and 2020, pleaded guilty to third-degree assault and third-degree attempted assault charges on Wednesday.
  • “Law enforcement officials are sworn to serve and protect their communities, including New Yorkers in their custody,” Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg said during Wong’s hearing. “In this case, Sgt. Wong violated not only his oath – but the law – during the violent arrests of two New Yorkers, on two separate occasions.”
  • The first incident occurred on Oct. 4, 2019, inside NYPD Transit District 3 in Hamilton Heights. The second incident occurred on April 29, 2020, at the West 96th Street and Broadway subway station.
  • Wong, who joined the force in 2006, was slapped with a two-year probation, ordered to complete 70 hours of community service and told to undertake anger management or other counseling.

A veteran New York Police Department (NYPD) sergeant has pleaded guilty for punching two homeless men on two separate occasions in 2019 and 2020.

Sgt. Phillip Wong pleaded guilty at the Manhattan Supreme Court on Wednesday. He admitted to assaulting the first man, who was in police custody, and the second man, who was at the platform of West 96th Street and Broadway subway station.

Head of NYPD’s Hate Crimes Task Force reassigned amid complaints about treatment of Asian victims

Jessica Corey
  • Jessica Corey, head of the New York Police Department’s Hate Crimes Task Force, was reassigned on Wednesday.
  • The move came a day after an alleged incident involving mistreatment of an Asian American attack victim was brought to the attention of Mayor Eric Adams.
  • In response, Adams said he does not want a leader who starts an investigation by ruling out the possibility of a hate crime.
  • In a statement, the NYPD claimed that the reassignment had nothing to do with the incident, saying it was just part of a routine reshuffling.

Amid heightened public scrutiny over New York’s public safety measures, in part arising from persistent attacks on Asian Americans, Inspector Jessica Corey, head of the local Hate Crimes Task Force, was reportedly reassigned on Wednesday.

The New York Police Department (NYPD) reportedly described the move, which coincides with the reassignment of Deputy Inspector Michael King, head of the Special Victims Division, as part of a routine reshuffling; however, it also comes a day after a Korean American victim accused Corey of mishandling her case.