NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – It’s a pro-police move by Mayor Bill de Blasio.
He’s not only going to get NYPD officers new bulletproof vests, he’s ordering the high-end model that is made to protect against shotgun blasts, CBS2’s Marcia Kramer reported Friday.READ MORE: Gabby Petito Search: Video Shows Couple Questioned About Physical Altercation In Utah, Fiancé Told Police Road Trip Created 'Emotional Strain'
He announced that the city will buy new bulletproof vests to replace equipment that is out of date or worn out.
“Every cop takes an oath. We have an obligation to them to make sure they get home safely at night,” the mayor said.
Police Commissioner Bill Bratton explained that over the next 18 months about 21,000 cops will get new safety vests — and not just any old vest. They will be receiving new and improved vests that come with a special metal plate. Bratton calls them the “Rolls Royce” of vests.