Regional Briefs – January 8, 2017

Cuomo Calls for Ban on Bad Bankers for ‘Egregious’ Acts

ALBANY – Citing the recent scandal at Wells Fargo, Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Saturday proposed allowing the state to ban people from the financial industry if they are found to have committed egregious and deceptive acts. The person would be subject to a hearing before the superintendent could issue the ban.

Cuomo Wants Tougher Penalties for Hacking, ID Theft

ALBANY – Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Friday called for strengthening state laws against computer hacking and identity theft. Penalties would be toughened for tampering with a computer or using a computer to steal the identities of large groups of individuals.

Officer Cleared in Shooting Of Knife-Wielding Man

CLARK, N.J. – A police officer who shot a knife-wielding man who was lunging at passing cars in September was cleared by a grand jury of any wrongdoing, The Associated Press reported. Officers repeatedly ordered Emmanuel Goda, 36, to drop the knife but he advanced toward one of them, who shot him.

NYPD Reviews Video Showing Officer Hitting Man

BRONX – The NYPD is reviewing a video that shows an officer hitting a man in the face while he was pinned to the ground, the Daily News reported. The phone video was taken Dec. 31 from a passing bus as the man was being arrested for disorderly conduct.

NYPD Arrests Escaped Prisoner After 10-day Hunt

NEW YORK – Police on Saturday arrested in Penn Station an escaped prisoner after a 10-day manhunt, The Associated Press reported. Daniel Ortiz, 31, escaped from officers guarding him at a hospital following his Dec. 29 arrest for shoplifting. The guard, who was on the phone, has been suspended.