NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — There was an abrupt about-face Thursday from one of the leading candidates for mayor, over policing and public safety.
As the race has heated up, City Council Speaker Christine Quinn’s support for Police Commissioner Ray Kelly has cooled off, CBS 2’s Steve Langford reported.
For voters, one politician’s flip-flop may be another’s badly needed course correction, so as Democratic candidates for mayor jostle for primary votes come September, the potentially radioactive issue of the city’s stop-and-frisk program and the future of its chief champion have one of the leading contenders for City Hall changing course.
“If I’m mayor, Ray Kelly will be offered that job with the clear charge you get stop and frisks down. You do that constitutionally. If you can’t agree to that, don’t take the job. If you take it and you don’t do it, you’ll get fired,” Quinn said.