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Mayor Bill de Blasio supports the $88.2 billion spending plan.

Sorry, your blog cannot share posts by email. Privacy Notice Gibson said she'd met Tuesday with relatives of a Bronx 17-year-old who was shot and killed Sunday, days after his high school graduation. The NYPD budget is now around $6 billion, plus several billion dollars more in shared city expenses such as pensions.

“This is what you get when you have government-by-hashtag,” he added.

Chris Monahan, president of the Captains’ Endowment Association, said New Yorkers would pay the consequences. “We have caved to the mob in a moment we know will come back to haunt us,” Councilman Joe Borelli (R-Staten Island) told The Post.

The Progressive Caucus struggled to adopt a position on how deeply to cut the NYPD’s budget and ended up retweeting a June 16th statement from Speaker Corey Johnson and other top lawmakers that backed $1 billion in cuts — including by “shifting responsibilities away from the NYPD.”. NYC passes budget that cuts $1 billion from NYPD, © Provided by WPTZ Plattsburgh-Burlington.

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio said Tuesday he and the City Council have reached an agreement on an $88.1 billion budget that reallocates $1 billion away from the NYPD.

He vowed the changes would not compromise public safety. Do Not Sell My Personal Information.

“I’m against wholesale cuts based on protest signs,” the Middle Village Democrat said.

Mayor Bill de Blasio said Monday that he's come up with a plan to cut or transfer $1 billion from the NYPD’s $6 billion budget and would not guarantee the department’s headcount won't shrink.

39,196, This story has been shared 36,224 times. “Our elected officials have raised the white flag and the communities they serve will suffer the most,” he said. “That is because it’s important to show that we’re going to make changes in this city.”. Like us on Facebook to see similar stories, Facebook’s latest attempt to slow disinformation means probation for groups, Romaine lettuce recall 2020: Tanimura & Antle recalls single heads of romaine for possible E. coli contamination.

The mayor said $500 million would be taken from the NYPD’s capital … Protesters have been camped outside City Hall, insisting that the city slash $1 billion from the New York Police Department’s budget amid a nationwide campaign to “defund” police — a movement animated by outrage over the deaths of George Floyd and other Black Americans at the hands of police.

Other cuts are being made to the NYPD’s capital budget, including cancelling plans to build a new police precinct in Queens and instead using the money to build a community center. The police department also would give up control over public school security, which the NYPD took over from the Department of Education in 1998. 29,357, © 2020 NYP Holdings, Inc. All Rights Reserved

But some other members said the budget proposal didn't dig deep enough into police spending. Before the virus hit, de Blasio proposed a more than $95 billion spending plan for the budget year.

Do Not Sell My Personal Information, Your California Privacy Rights The mayor announced Monday he would cut a sixth of the NYPD’s budget without releasing many specifics. Five years ago, the City Council — then as now, overwhelmingly Democratic — added nearly 1,300 additional officers to the NYPD. Terms of Use

De Blasio said details were being worked out, but the Education Department would train the agents. “The city will continue to experience increased violent crimes — and it will only get worse until elected officials see the very real dangers associated with cutting funds to the police.”, Lieutenants Benevolent Association President Lou Turco was in step with the other unions heads and said: “With skyrocketing shootings turning New York City into the Wild West, our elected officials’ answer is to cut $1 billion from the NYPD budget.”. Critics of the deal said the billion dollar cut wasn’t a billion dollar cut at all. “I’m excited to say we have a plan that can achieve real reform, that can achieve real redistribution — while at the same time ensure that we keep our city safe, while we make sure that our officers are on patrol around where we need them around this city,” de Blasio said during his daily City Hall press briefing. Following George Floyd's death and police-budget cuts in Minneapolis, protesters in New York Cty called for $1 billion worth of cuts to the 2021 NYPD budget. “One billion dollars is an arbitrary number that the mayor and some of my colleagues are trying to reach to appease the masses without considering public safety.”. New York City lawmakers approved an austere budget early Wednesday that will shift $1 billion from policing to education and social services in the coming year, acknowledging protesters' demands to cut police spending — but falling short of what activists sought. Some of the funding reduction, they noted, was merely shifting police functions like school safety to the Department of Education. “The NYPD is being treated clearly in a specific manner,” he said in response to questions.

The new plan calls for an ambitious, nearly $300 million cut in police overtime.

The city budget approved in June trimmed nearly $1 billion in funding for the NYPD. “There’s no marching for him.

“NYers marching in our streets for #BlackLivesMatter #DefundNYPD will NOT be satisfied by moving Safety Agents from the NYPD to the @NYCschools [Department of Education] budget,” tweeted Councilman Ben Kallos (D-Manhattan).

Conservative and liberal lawmakers quickly hit de Blasio over his embrace of calls to ‘defund’ the NYPD through $1 billion in cuts and transfers — albeit, from opposite sides of the issue. When pressed during the briefing, de Blasio acknowledged that the $1 billion target for the NYPD’s $6 billion budget stemmed in part from the weeks of mass protests that followed the police killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis.

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The NYPD budget is now around $6 billion, plus several billion dollars more in shared city expenses such as pensions. Initially, Hizzoner hoped to spend $95 billion. “This movement is about so much more than the $1 billion, and this means they don’t understand what we’re saying.”.

“We will say it again: the Mayor and the City Council have surrendered the city to lawlessness,” Lynch said. Mayor Bill de Blasio said Monday that he’s come up with a plan to cut or transfer $1 billion from the NYPD’s $6 billion budget and would not guarantee the department’s headcount won’t shrink — even as shootings surge across the city. The department paid out $115 million in overtime just during recent protests over Floyd's May 25 death in Minneapolis. “A number of agencies have been cut quite a bit, but we’re dealing with a specific reality with the NYPD, unquestionably,” Hizzoner added.

Detectives Endowment Association President Paul DiGiacomo said the cuts show criminals that the city isn’t prioritizing fighting them.

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“But how to police is the new conversation.”, The mayor commented on the recent surge of gun violence in the Big Apple, saying, “You know, I am very concerned about the uptick in shootings.

Thanks for contacting us. We do,” Councilwoman Alicka Ampry-Samuels (D-Brooklyn) told the Post in June. Separately, de Blasio also said his plan would move at least half-billion dollars from the NYPD’s construction and major projects budget to help fund building improvements at youth centers and public housing.

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Both functions were merged into the NYPD in the 1990s by then-Mayor Rudy Giuliani.

Eleven people were shot in less than 12 hours across... Post was not sent - check your email addresses! Connect with friends faster than ever with the new Facebook app. “Many in my community have supported police and want police. “Things won’t improve until New Yorkers hold them responsible.”. “We all understand that we have to answer the concerns of this moment, that people want to see our society progress,” de Blasio, a Democrat, said at a news conference. Council Speaker Corey Johnson said when the budget deal was announced Tuesday that it wasn't what he had hoped for, and lamented he hadn't been unable to negotiate a bigger police budget cut.

The amount mirrors the cuts championed by police reform advocates, some of whom marched in the city on behalf of George Floyd and other people of color killed by police officers nationwide. Microsoft may earn an Affiliate Commission if you purchase something through recommended links in this article.

“I don’t want anyone to misunderstand and think that we don’t care and that we have not been working our behinds off to get to a place of equity," while ensuring communities "are not left behind with crime, violence, illegal guns in our communities, no programs, no activities, and no hope for a better tomorrow," Gibson said. “The mayor is smart enough to know that these actions will create a more violent environment in New York. Cuts would come from canceling a nearly 1,200-person police recruiting class set for next month — though another class in October is scheduled to go forward — as well as halving overtime spending, redeploying officers from administrative functions to patrol and ending police responsibility for school crossing guards and homeless outreach.