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Adams Announces Return of Controversial Anti-Crime Unit

Mayor Eric Adams of New York City announced an ambitious public safety plan that would bring back a revamped version of the police unit, which was disbanded in 2020 amid social justice protests.

Today, we are releasing our ‘Blueprint to End Gun Violence.’ I want to be clear, this is not just a plan for the future. It is a plan for right now. Gun violence is a public health crisis. There is no time to wait. We will start by putting more officers on patrol in key neighborhoods throughout the city. We will enhance existing public safety units with new Neighborhoods Safety Teams, which will focus on gun violence. We will launch these additional teams in the next three weeks with deep focus on 30 precincts where 80% of violence occurs, even as the public safety units continue their lifesaving work. And doing this, we will avoid mistakes of the past. These officers will be identifiable as N.Y.P.D. They will have body cameras and they will have enhanced training and oversight.

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Adams Announces Return of Controversial Anti-Crime Unit

By Reuters January 24, 2022

Mayor Eric Adams of New York City announced an ambitious public safety plan that would bring back a revamped version of the police unit, which was disbanded in 2020 amid social justice protests.

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