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August 30, 2018

The 114th Precinct's Osvaldo Nuñez holds informational meeting Manhattan Park’s Theatre Club 

On Monday evening, the New York Police Department's 114th Precinct Commander, Deputy Inspector Osvaldo "Ozzie" Nuñez addressed Islanders at Manhattan Park’s Theatre Club about the recent shooting, and our crime statistics. He also offered tips for Islanders to stay safe.

The Shooting

According to Nuñez, three apartments were hit by gunshot, a...

August 24, 2018

The man suspected of taking aim at a luxury Upper East Side apartment building from across the East River on Roosevelt Island turned himself in early this morning. The New York Police Department and Roosevelt Island Operating Corporation’s Public Safety Department Chief Jack McManus announced earlier this morning that 22-year old Island resident Farris Koroma surrendered to authorities at the 114th Precinct in northwest Queens, at about 2am with an at...

In 2013, Jack McManus, a lifelong New Yorker and former executive officer at the NYPD, took over as director of the Roosevelt Island Public Safety Department. At the time, the department was in a state of upheaval following the sudden resignation of the previous director and community-wide protests objecting to the department’s aggressive policing tactics.  

Last month, Francine Elisaia and Mark Strong Shinozaki, 16-year-old Island residents, spok...

March 10, 2018

On Sunday, February 18, RIRA member Joyce Short held a public protest with about 10 people. The small action alleged a Public Safety Department (PSD) cover-up of a pattern of public lewdness, including public masturbation, as well as deficiencies in PSD handling of one specific case that occurred in 2017. There have been up to five such reported cases over the past year that have been reviewed by PSD leadership and discussed with the RIRA Public Safet...

February 18, 2018

Everyone who believes “sex crimes in progress” should ignite an immediate, swift response from Public Safety (PSD), mark this event on your calendar: Sunday Feb 18, 2:30 p.m., at 510 Main Street. You’re invited to help demonstrate how long their response should actually take.

March 26, 2017

Community policing isn’t just a buzzword thrown around by the Roosevelt Island Public Safety Department (PSD). According to Chief Jack McManus and Deputy Kevin Brown, it’s an aspiration the department is trying to live up to – and it starts with training. 

In a presentation to the Roosevelt Island Residents Association’s Public Safety Committee Tuesday, McManus and Brown outlined newly revamped training efforts that are being put in place at all levels...

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