NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Hundreds of cops were reassigned Monday to fight the spike in shootings across New York City.
“Operation All Out” is taking officers away from desk duty and putting them out on patrol for 90 days. Most are believed to be headed to Brooklyn and the Bronx, which have seen three-quarters of the shootings reported this year.
Mayor Bill de Blasio said shootings are up about eight percent citywide in 2014.
“We do notice, with concern, the fact that shootings have been up slightly,” he said. “We had 521 shootings for the first half of the year.”