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NYPD to allow cops to register fake aliases on social media sites during crime investigations

 NYPD to allow cops to register fake aliases on social media sites during crime investigations	New York, Sept 12 : The New York Police Department has, for the first time, laid out rules for using social media sites like Facebook and Twitter during investigations.

New York City Police Commissioner Raymond Kelly issued a memo that makes it OK for cops to register fake aliases to cruise social media, as long as they keep the department informed.

The five page memo says officers involved in probes involving social media may register their aliases with the department and use a department-issued laptop whose Internet-access card can't be traced back to the NYPD, the New York Daily News reports.


New York top cop bans police force from sporting NYPD merchandise

New York top cop bans police force from sporting NYPD merchandiseNew York, Feb 1 : New York Police Commissioner Raymond Kelly has passed an order banning policemen from wearing unauthorised NYPD merchandise.

The interim order, issued January 19 and "effective immediately," prohibits the city's 35,000 cops from wearing hats, T-shirts or anything else sporting the department's insignia that wasn't issued by the NYPD.


US tests portable gun detector

US tests portable gun detectorNew York, Jan 18 - The New York Police Department is testing a new portable device to detect concealed weapons or explosives, Commissioner Raymond Kelly said Tuesday.

If all goes well, the technology, known as Terahertz Imaging Detection, will be installed in NYPD vehicles.

"This technology has shown a great deal of promise as a way of detecting weapons without a physical search," Kelly said at the Police Foundation's State of the NYPD breakfast.

The new equipment, developed in partnership with the Pentagon, is currently effective only at relatively short distances, but Kelly said he was confident the range could be extended to 25 meters.


'Lone wolf' terror plotter arrested in New York

'Lone wolf' terror plotter arrested in New YorkNew York, Nov 21 - A "lone wolf Al Qaeda sympathiser" who plotted to bomb police cars and postal facilities in Manhattan as also US soldiers was arrested as he was preparing to create working explosives, officials said.

Jose Pimentel, 27, described as a "lone wolf" with no ties to international groups, planned to carry out a one-man terror spree in retaliation for the US killing of Qaeda cleric Anwar al-Awlaki in September, according to Police Commissioner Raymond Kelly.

"He was a reader of Al Qaeda's slick online magazine Inspire - and inspire him it did," New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg said.


Largest ID theft ring in US history cracked

Largest ID theft ring in US history crackedNew York, Oct 8 - The New York authorities announced the largest identity theft takedown in US history that turned up more than 13 million US dollars in stolen funds.

The group based in Queens of New York City stole personal information from thousands of victims, created credit and ID cards, and then went shopping at stores like Apple and Louis Vuitton, Xinhua reported.

"These weren't hold-ups at gunpoint but the impact on victims was the same," New York Police Commissioner Raymond Kelly said Friday, adding: "They were robbed."

Police said they arrested 86 people this week and are still looking for 25 more.


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