Homicide in Ithaca, Police Investigating

ITHACA, NY — The Ithaca Police Department are reporting a homicide in Ithaca. According to the IPD, a man died of gunshot wounds on the 200 Block of Taughannock Belvedere at around 12:45am on Tuesday. The man’s identity is not being released.  This is perhaps the most public, gruesome, and most upsetting instance of a…

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Ithaca Releases Protest Guidance for Police and Citizens

The Ithaca Police Department has revealed protest guidelines in collaboration with the City’s Community Police Board (CPB). The City previously didn’t have any official ones. These new guidelines stem from  a protest in front of the Ithaca Police Department on October 22nd. Six people were arrested and protestors were pepper sprayed.  Confusion in the public…

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Shooting on South Hill, IPD Investigating

A shooting occurred last night at 10:30 pm in Ithaca’s South Hill Neighborhood. The Ithaca Police Department is investigating the incident. Shots were fired into a second story apartment on the 100 block of Hudson Place. The IPD reports there were two people in the apartment at the time of the shooting, but both are…

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Common Council May Push Back on Deciding to Replace Ithaca Police Department and Focus on Other Recommendations Instead

Ithaca City and Tompkins County Officials have made changes to the recommendations in the Reimagining Public Safety Draft Report. Mayor Svante Myrick and County Administrator presented the updates to the document at a special Common Council meeting on Wednesday night. The report now specifies that if the Common Council approves the recommendation to replace the…

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Reimagining Public Safety Draft Report, From Release to Now

The Reimagining Public Safety Draft report has made waves in Ithaca and Tompkins County, and has even rippled into the National news.  Here, we track how the draft report was first released to the press, referred to in a GQ article, then presented to the Ithaca Common Council.  The draft report and supplemental materials can…

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