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    Video: Check out this sneaky NYPD cop car disguised as a yellow cab
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    That's no ordinary New York City yellow taxi in the image above; it's a police cruiser for the New York City Police Department dressed up like an NYC yellow taxi. Captured in a short video on a Manhattan street corner, it is escorting an NYPD van behind it. They don't just use Crown Vics, ...

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    Official: NYPD buys mobile surveillance vans to watch Sandy-hit neighborhoods
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    To keep an eye on some of the neighborhoods hardest hit by Hurricane Sandy, the New York City police department has acquired a small fleet of innovative surveillance vans. Built by TerraHawk, LLC of Dallas, Texas, the NYPD is using four Mobile Utility Surveillance Tower (MUST) vans to patrol some ...

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    Report: NYPD officer fired after ticketing dead people, blames quotas
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    A New York City Police Department officer has been fired for a ticket-writing scheme after 17 years on the force. According to The New York Post, Paul Pizzuto wrote summonses to drivers he'd ticketed in the past, some of whom had been deceased for years by the time the citations arrived in the ...

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    Report: Man accusses NYPD cops of joyriding in his car while he was jailed
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    A New York man is accusing the New York Police Department of taking his Mercedes-Benz CL Coupe for a spin while he was locked up in jail. The New York Post reports 25-year-old Rashad Lewis was taken into custody on the third of August after officers stopped him for running several red lights. ...

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    Followup: NYC cop whose foot was run over by Ferrari driver reportedly filing $10M lawsuit [w/video]
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    Remember the genius who tried to run over an NYPD officer that was writing ticket for said genius' illegally parked Ferrari? Said genius is being sued by said cop for $10 million. The 458 Spider owner has a name; Julien Chabbot. According to the New York Post, the 28-year-old Internet ...

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    Video: Ferrari 458 driver runs over cop's foot, jailarity ensues
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    If you've been part of the Autoblog family for any amount of time, you'll know we post some videos showcasing outrageous behavior. Still, it's been a while since we came across actions as willfully brainless as those in this video. A man parks his Ferrari 458 Italia on a street in New York City. ...

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    Official: NYC fleet adds 70 plug-in vehicles, including Chevy Volt cop cars
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    As much as the average driver doesn't really have to worry about "range anxiety" during a normal driving day, we will grant you that an electric police car that could run out of juice during a car chase is a bad idea. That last scene in Blues Brothers wouldn't have been all that impressive and ...

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    Video: New NYPD sirens add rumble to alert distracted pedestrians
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    If you're walking down the street, you might be distracted with a phone at your ear, or you might be listening to your iPod, or you might just be oblivious. When driving, the car you're in is insulated to reduce the amount of exterior noise that enters the cabin, and besides, you might have a ...

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    NYPD tries silent running with four Vectrix electric scooters
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    The NYPD currently maintains a fleet of a few hundred gas-powered Piaggio and Yamaha scooters. As part of a trial program, they are going to try out some Vectrix electric scooters starting next month. The Vectrix scooters are heavier than the Piaggios and cost twice as much. They also only have a ...

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    Yeah, it's got a HEMI: NYPD gets Dodge Chargers
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    New York City police commish Ray Kelly showed off a pair of brand new Dodge Charger police cars to the press yesterday in the Big Apple. NYPD ordered 15 Chargers for testing -- 10 HEMIs and 5 V6s, according to Allpar.com -- and indicated that the city would likely order hundereds more to add to its ...

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    Charger fitted for NYPD uniform
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    You may remember a post awhile back on the NYPD agreeing to buy a fleet of 15 Chargers, five V6 models and ten with the HEMI V8, for a pilot program set to commence this summer. Well here are snaps of the first one outfitted for duty mere moments after the decals were applied.Autoblog reader Max ...

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