The Democratic mayor said the New York Police Department will be focusing on “precision policing,” which involves officers “doing intensive work to get to the folks doing the violence and getting them off the streets and working more and more with communities.” De Blasio teased an announcement with NYPD Commissioner Dermot Shea planned later this week on the initiative targeting gangs.
“We are going to need more gang takedowns, more gun arrests, more cooperation with community,” de Blasio said Monday. “Gangs are the problem and this is where the focus is going to be. Also using community based leaders, community-based activists to change the reality on the ground.”
德布拉西奥, with only months remaining in office as the November mayoral election approaches, cited one neighborhood plagued by gun violence, the 115th precinct in Queens, 哪里 10 people were shot Saturday in what investigators believe to be gang-related incidents. He said similar “gang takedowns” executed recently in the Bronx have proven as a “crucial tool,” which have taken “many violent individuals off the street simultaneously.”