The NYPD Is Having Trouble Keeping Track of Its Prisoners

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NEW YORK - MAY 26: Pedestrians in Times Square walk past a police car May 26, 2004 in New York City. The U.S. fears that al Qaeda may be plotting an attack inside the country or against U.S. interests abroad. Despite these warnings, the government has no plans to raise the terror threat level and has no details on when, where or how an attack might occur. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images) Photo: Spencer Platt/2004 Getty Images

Earlier this month a man slipped out of Brooklyn criminal court after saying he was going to the bathroom, and on Thursday afternoon another man ran out of the same courthouse while he was waiting to be arraigned on drug charges. In both cases the men were recaptured within hours, which is a big improvement since January, when the NYPD only found one of the two men who escaped in the same day.