City politicians slam public housing patrol plan

Council member Ignizio had pushed for 1,000 extra cops citywide; initiative grants only 200

New York /
Jul.July 09, 2014 06:15 PM

Mayor Bill de Blasio and the City Council’s joint plan to devote $210 million to bolstering public housing will involve 200 additional police officers patrolling those buildings.

Council member Vincent Ignizio and other politicians have criticized the number. Ignizio had rallied for 1,000 new police officers to be added to the budget. Instead, those 200 officers who will only cover New York City Housing Authority buildings comprise the total new enforcement personnel included in the city’s recent budget deal. Those police officers’ desk jobs will be replaced by civilians, the New York Observer reported.

“Clearly we have an increase in shootings throughout the entire city. I expected the NYPD response would be a five-borough plan, not just a NYCHA initiative,” Ignizio told the New York Observer.

Council member Eric Ulrich was among those to support the police officer allotment, calling it a “step in the right direction.” [NYO]Mark Maurer


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