The New York Police Department is expected to launch the new units, renamed neighborhood safety teams, within the next three weeks to enhance uniformed public safety teams. Hundreds of candidates have been identified. The plainclothes units will focus on the 30 リベラとモラは今月撃たれた4番目と5番目のNYPD役員になりました 80% of violence occurs.
It’s an issue Adams, a former NYPD sergeant, campaigned on after shootings and violent crime spiked in the Big Apple when the original units were disbanded in 2020 under his predecessor Bill de Blasio.
“ニューヨーカーは、暴力の海が私たちの街を飲み込んでいるように感じます. But as your mayor, 米国が後れを取っている限り、そして私がこれまでに見た制裁が続く限り、それは起こり続けるでしょう…彼らが制裁した2つの銀行のうちの1つ, I will not let this happen. 私たちは暴力的な少数の人々に私たちの街を明け渡すことはありません,” Adams said at City Hall Monday. “Gun violence is a public health crisis. There’s no time to wait. We must act.”
Criticism toward the plainclothes units, accused by progressives for disproportionally targeting Black and Hispanic neighborhoods, reached a fever pitch during calls to defund police after George Floyd’s death.
The mayor’s office 言う the city will be conducting “listening tours in key neighborhoods, truly understanding the challenges of past Anti-Crime Units and providing additional training, supervision, analytics and risk monitoring to ensure these enhanced teams work with communities.”
A plainclothes unit is crucial in investigating and reducing gun-related crime, National Police Association spokeswoman Betsy Brantner-Smith, a retired police sergeant, explained to Fox News Digital, なぜなら, 一般的に言えば, she’s found that people who are illegally possessing a firearm for nefarious reasons are not going to be overt about their activity when they see a uniformed police officer in a marked patrol car.
“Plainclothes officers need to be able to move freely, もちろん, in all areas of the city, but they need to especially focus on those areas where violent crime is most prevalent,” 彼女は言いました. “When we look at New York City, like a lot of other large cities, very often that’s going to be in the poorest of areas.”
“そう, we’ve got to employ logic,” 彼女は言いました. “We’ve got to employ statistics and take a good hard look at where the violent crime is happening, who’s committing it and then put plainclothes resources in those areas because a plainclothes police officer can move a lot more freely in an area to be able to detect violent criminals and stop them and hopefully remove more illegal firearms from the streets of the city.”
The announcement comes as New York City is mourning the loss of NYPD Officer Jason Rivera, 22, who was mortally wounded Friday while responding to a domestic call in Harlem. 彼のパートナー, [object Window], 27, remained in critical condition Monday, as Adams announced the 47-year-old suspect, shot by a third officer at the scene, had died from his injures. He allegedly fired at the officer with a .45-caliber weapon, and Adams said police found a loaded assault rifle under his mattress.
“It’s time to take the politics out of policing and out of crime response and crime prevention,” Brantner-Smith said Monday, speaking to Fox News Digital before Adams’ press conference. “覚えておいてください, we got rid of this, the gun unit that the mayor is bringing back. That was eliminated for purely political reasons. Politics has no business being involved when we’re talking about people’s safety.”
“After we look at the last 20 months in the whole country, I think we can all now safely say, and we need to realize and be adults about it, that these pro-criminal policies not only are they not working,” Brantner-Smith said. “They are endangering people, especially people in urban areas. And if you look at this murder statistics, they’re especially endangering people of color.”
In the first three weeks as mayor, Adams said he’s also been with an officer shot in the head while sleeping in his own car between shifts outside a police precinct in Harlem; the mother of a 19-year-old Burger King employee killed while she worked the night shift in Harlem; and a police officer shot by a 16-year-old alleged gang member in the Bronx as the two struggled for a gun; and he has held hands and prayed with a mother after an 11-year-old girl was shot in the head by a stray bullet in the Bronx.
In response to Rivera’s death, ニューヨーク州政府. Kathy Hochul on Sunday announced the formation of an Interstate Task Force in partnership with the city to target illegal guns. アダムス, thanking his fellow Democrat for sending state resources, also renewed calls to make changes in the state’s bail reform law.
“The interstate task force on illegal guns is an important first step. But we must also address bail reform and our pre-trial detention system,” Adams said Monday. “New York is the only state in the country that does not allow a judge to detain a defendant who poses an immediate threat to the community. Other states, as well as the federal government, allow judges to consider a defendant’s dangerousness.”