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NYPD Reassigning 600 Under Cover Anti-Crime Officers Amid Protests For Police Reform

As the protest for police reform continues in New York City for the third straight week, Police Commissioner Dermot Shea announced big changes to the city’s police department, which he called a cultural shift and an extension of ending stop and Frisk. On the 19th consecutive day of demonstration against police brutality, the NYPD said it will be reassigning plainclothes anti-crime officers. Every precinct in the city has had dedicated undercover any-crime officers who patrol in unmarked vehicles with specific assignments related to crime spikes, according to CBS New York.

She said due to the nature of their work, undercover officers in those units tend to be involved in a more police-involved shooting. Effective immediately, that 600 undercover officers citywide in the Anti-Crime Unit Will be reassigned to other divisions, and will no longer be working anti-crime patrols. There will still be undercover officers working in narcotics, surveillance, anti-terrorism, and transit units, the NYPD said. The police commissioner said Monday that he is the commissioner of the disablement of the unit for about a year and that there is no singular event that promoted his announcement. “And what we always struggle with, I believe, as police exclusives are not keeping crime down and keeping the community working with us, ” she said. ” And I think those two things,  at times, have been at odds. I would consider this in the realm of closing one of the last chapters of stop, question, and frisk.”

After the Amadou Diallo shooting in 1999, the NYPD eliminated the sweet crimes units. which was a similar plainclothes unit. Police Benevolent Association president Pat Lynch said in a statement Monday, ” Anti-crime’s mission was to protect New Yorkers by proactively preventing crime, essentially gun violence. shooting and murders are both climbing steadily upward, but our city leaders have clearly decided that proactive policing isn’t a priority anymore. they chose this strategy. try will have to reckon with the consequences.”

Despite the promise of police reform, the protest has not slowed down. in fact, the weekend saw thousands upon thousands of people turn out for dozens of protests around the city. on Sunday, a massive crowd took over Grand Army Plaza in Brooklyn. Also, a sea of people dressed in white gathered in front of the Brooklyn Museum for “Black Transgender Lives” After the Trump Administration rolled back transgender health care protection. From Saturday into Sunday morning, a street in the Bedford-Stuyvesant section of Brooklyn was painted with huge letters spelling

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