Nearly two months after two cops were murdered and some members of the Police Department turned their backs on him, Mayor Bill de Blasio is trying, again, to make amends.
City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito announced Thursday that the new vests for NYPD cops will be one of the things council members will be pushing for in next year’s budget.
Thousands Of Officers In NYC Area To Get Bulletproof Vests, Officers In NJ To Get Settlement From Defective Vests
It’s a big day for law enforcement agencies in New York and New Jersey when it comes to bulletproof vests.
New York’s attorney general on Monday pledged $3.5 million from criminal and civil forfeitures to help outfit police statewide with thousands of bulletproof vests.
Schumer told reporters on Wednesday that he’s in support of a bill that would increase funding for a federal grant program that reimburses local departments for the cost of the vests.
New York State Sen. Eric Adams, of Brooklyn, is taking steps to ensure a community watch group in Boro Park can safely conduct patrols.