600 NYPD Police Officers Consider Leaving the Force

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Tuesday, June 23, 2020

With the violent attacks directed at the US police officers, Former New York City Police Commissioner Bernard Kerik claimed as much as 600 NYPD officers have considered leaving the force.

In an interview on Fox News’s “Justice with Judge Jeanine,” the retired police commissioner said that more than 300 NYPD officers had been injured during the violent riots, as protesters ransacked, burned, and looted several stores and buildings in the Manhattan and Brooklyn neighborhood. “Well, you’ve had over 300—I think about 320—that have been injured, I think some in the hospital,’” Kerik said.

The former commissioner believed that adding in the injuries to the talks of New York City Mayor Bill De Blasio’s promise to cut down the police department’s $6 billion budget, made it difficult for the police force. In fact, as much as 600 officers are planning to either resign or retire. “And the thing that scares me … I’m hearing close to 600 cops have either put in their papers or they’re talking to the [NYPD] about resigning or retiring,” Kerik continued.

What’s worse is that New York’s bail reform law allowed rioters to be immediately set free after their arrests. Even Manhattan District Attorney Cy Vance also refused to side with the police and decided not to prosecute “low-level” rioters. In a statement, Vance announced that only those who were directly involved in the violent riots are going to face charges. Currently, there are 36,000 NYPD police officers who were tasked to serve New York City’s 8.4 million residents.

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