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Albany Police Department

Please, Talk to Strangers

by Miriam Axel-Lute September 26, 2013

  On Wednesday morning I got forwarded the following alert: “Albany police are investigating a report of a male exposing himself on Delaware Avenue. Staff from Myers Middle School notified police that on Tuesday September 24, 2013 ...

More Than “Insensitive”

by Miriam Axel-Lute March 28, 2013

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  “We support the residents of Ida Yarbrough.” That was the central theme of the 50-person community response rally that gathered on the corner of Livingston Avenue and North Pearl Street on Tuesday evening. Many residents of ...

Curb Your Enthusiasm

by Darryl McGrath April 11, 2012

  If experience has taught that you can often double-park your car on a downtown Albany street, run a quick errand and get back before you get a ticket, you might want to continue circling the ...

Just Add Color

by Jason Chura April 6, 2011

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In years past, the racial diversity of the Albany Police Department, or lack thereof, has been raised as a priority issue just before the police exam. Like a fragile, degenerating antique, they poke it, lament ...

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March Mania

by Laurie Lynn Fischer March 31, 2011

On March 12, the Albany Police Department subdued a riot when “kegs and eggs” house parties in Albany’s so-called student ghetto spilled onto the street. On March 18, the department charged its own spokesman, Detective ...