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  • City to pay Corona mom $2.5M for son’s death

    02/22/2014 1:21:14 PM PST · by Uncle Chip · 38 replies
    Times Ledger ^ | February 13, 2014 | Times Ledger
    New York City has reached a $2.5 million settlement with the family of an unarmed National Guardsman who was shot and killed by an NYPD detective as he was driving late at night on the Grand Central Parkway in 2012, according to the family’s attorney. Noel Polanco, 22, was shot in the stomach by a member of the NYPD Emergency Service Unit Apprehension Team, Hassan Hamdy, who saw Polanco reaching for something he believed was a weapon after he was pulled over by officers.... No weapon was found in the car, Queens District Attorney Richard Brown said, and a grand...
  • Corona mom files federal suit against cop who shot her son

    08/12/2013 4:45:37 PM PDT · by Uncle Chip · 21 replies
    Times Ledger ^ | July 19, 2013 | Chris Englehardt
    Corona resident Cecilia Reyes, whose 22-year-old son Noel Polanco was fatally shot by an NYPD detective during a traffic stop last year, filed a federal lawsuit Tuesday against New York City and the officer who gunned down the National Guardsman, according to court documents. A member of the NYPD Emergency Service Unit Apprehension Team, Hassan Hamdy was one of several officers in two unmarked vans driving in the center lane eastbound on the Grand Central Parkway Oct. 4 at 5:15 a.m. when Polanco was seen in his black 2012 Honda Fit Hybrid near Exit 7 in East Elmhurst, the NYPD...
  • Kelly: Grand Jury on Police Shooting May Be Good Idea

    10/09/2012 6:25:28 AM PDT · by Uncle Chip · 12 replies
    NBC News ^ | October 9, 2012 | NBC News
    The city's top cop says not enough is known about the shooting of Noel Polanco on the Grand Central Parkway last week Police Commissioner Ray Kelly said a grand jury should probe the death of a 22-year-old unarmed driver shot and killed by police after being pulled over on a busy highway near LaGuardia Airport on his way home from work last week. Speaking with reporters before the Columbus Day Parade, Kelly said not enough is known about the shooting of Army National Guardsmen Noel Polanco by an Emergency Service Unit detective and that a grand jury investigation will be...
  • Unarmed Army reservist shot dead by NYPD cop while reaching for drill at traffic stop

    10/07/2012 6:36:02 AM PDT · by Uncle Chip · 96 replies
    The Daily Mail Online ^ | October 5, 2012 | Emma Reynolds
    An NYPD officer yesterday shot and killed an unarmed Army reservist as he went to pick up a drill after they stopped his car. Noel Polanco, 22, was fired at when he cut off the police car near New York's LaGuardia Airport, after they shouted at him to put his hands up, a witness said. Passenger Diane DeFerrari insisted Mr Polanco never even took his hands off the wheel and the police had acted out of 'road rage.' Tragedy: Noel Polanco, 22, was shot dead by a police officer as he drove two passengers home from the bar where he...
  • Mother of Man Killed by Police: ‘I Want No Cover-Up; I Want Answers’

    10/06/2012 5:58:50 PM PDT · by Lancey Howard · 100 replies
    New York Times ^ | October 6, 2012 | COLIN MOYNIHAN and WENDY RUDERMAN
    Detective Hassan Hamdy made the split-second decision to fire a single fatal shot at an unarmed motorist during an early morning traffic stop on a highway in Queens because he thought the driver was reaching for a gun, according to the detective’s lawyer. The driver, Noel Polanco, 22, did not comply with Detective Hamdy’s orders to put his hands up, instead reaching “down in a quick motion, down on the floor of the car,” said lawyer Philip Karasyk, representing the detective. Detective Hamdy twice yelled “Police!” and was wearing a heavy vest with the word “police” written across it, Mr....
  • Unarmed Army reservist shot and killed by police at traffic stop on Grand Central Parkway

    10/06/2012 8:03:59 AM PDT · by Uncle Chip · 44 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | October 5, 2012 | By Rocco Parascandola , Kerry Burke , Shayna Jacobs AND Corky Siemaszko
    An Army reservist with a clean record was fatally shot in his car by an NYPD detective early Thursday — before he even had “a chance to put his hands up” in surrender, a witness told the Daily News. Noel Polanco, 22, was killed on the Grand Central Parkway in what witness Diane DeFerrari called an act of “pure road rage” following a terrifying chase by cops in an unmarked vehicle. “Noel didn't have a chance to put his hands up. They screamed, ‘Put up your hands!’ and shot at the same time,” said DeFerrari, a 36-year-old bartender who was...
  • Police Fatally Shoot an Unarmed Driver on the Grand Central Parkway (National Guardsman)

    10/05/2012 9:48:53 AM PDT · by opentalk · 85 replies
    NY Times ^ | October 4, 2012 | J. David Goodman and Wendy Ruderman
    A New York police detective shot and killed an unarmed man, whose hands, a witness said, were on the steering wheel of his Honda, after he had been pulled over early Thursday for cutting off two police trucks on the Grand Central Parkway in Queens, the authorities said....The shooting, which occurred at 5:15 a.m., was the latest in a series of episodes in which police officers fatally shot or wounded civilians...A passenger in Mr. Polanco’s car, Diane Deferrari, said in a phone interview Thursday night that just before pulling the car over, officers appeared irate that Mr. Polanco had cut...
  • 3/11: Three Years On: the Eighth Suicide Gives Testimony before the Court

    03/11/2007 11:54:31 AM PDT · by J Aguilar · 6 replies · 952+ views
    Libertad Digital ^ | 8 March 2007 | Libertad Digital (transl. J Aguilar)
    He also reveals that The Tunisian talked to UCIE agents.Cartagena Identifies the Police Officer that Asked Him to Go into the Leganés Apartment in the Morning of April 3rd.The testimony as protected witness, asked by the State Attorney Olga Sánchez, of the Police informer nicknamed Cartagena has left a lot of question that might change drastically the trial. Some details had been already revealed by EL MUNDO, as the pressure from the Police to avoid mentioning ETA. According to his testimony, The Tunisian was also linked to UCIE Police Officers. Asked by the Accusation Attorney, he gave names: “Enrique, Rubio,...
  • Davis Attending Senator Polanco Dinner [Update- No He Isn't]

    10/15/2002 11:35:43 AM PDT · by DiamondDon1 · 36 replies · 500+ views
    According to the Biltmore Hotel Information Desk [(213) 624-0111] Senator Polanco's Retirement Dinner is at 5:30PM tonight (October 15, 2002) and it is sold out. According to the Left Angeles Times article by Gregg Jones, Gray-out Davis plans on attending. Biltmore Hotel 506 S. Grand Avenue Los Angeles, CA