“The New York Times noted that the NYPD budget was $6 billion and accounted for 6 percent of the proposed 2021 NYC fiscal budget.”
The NYPD already hates NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio. This will not help.
NYC has faced riots in the wake of George Floyd’s killing along with demands to defund the police.
De Blasio caved:
“The details will be worked out in the budget process in the weeks ahead. But, I want people to understand that we are committed to shifting resources to ensure that the focus is on our young people,” de Blasio said.
De Blasio did not reveal how much funding he aimed to divert from the annual NYPD budget. The New York Times noted that the NYPD budget was $6 billion and accounted for 6 percent of the proposed 2021 NYC fiscal budget.
He did say that the details of any budget reallocation would be worked out ahead of the July 1 budget deadline.
“We’re committed to seeing a shift of funding to youth services, to social services, that will happen literally in the course of the next three weeks, but I’m not going to go into detail because it is subject to negotiation and we want to figure out what makes sense,” de Blasio said.
Other measures included shifting smaller responsibilities, such as street vendor enforcement, away from the NYPD and hiring “community ambassadors” to connect police departments and local communities.
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