Mayor Eric Adams has called the police to the carpet over the two dozen shootings that occurred over the past weekend – prompting the NYPD to scramble to get more cops onto the streets to deal with some “broken window” guidelines ‘, The Post has learned.
Adams called Police Commissioner Keechant Sewell and Department Chief Kenneth Corey to City Hall on Tuesday to answer for the surge in bloodshed that left 29 people injured ahead of his scheduled press briefing on the NYPD’s new anti-gun units, sources said of law enforcement on Wednesday with .
During Monday’s event, Adams and Sewell promoted the seizure of 10 guns over six days, with Hizzoner proclaiming that his fledgling government is “going in the right direction” to tackle the shootings.
But behind closed doors, Adams – a former NYPD captain – fumed that the department wasn’t doing enough to justify his remarks, sources said.
Immediately thereafter, Corey called an emergency conference with senior officials from the eight district commands, 77 districts, 12 transit districts, nine Housing Bureau service areas and the NYPD’s Detective Bureau, sources said.
During the meeting, Corey spoke with a sense of urgency in his voice as he ordered the more than 100 supervisors to stop the bleeding by sending additional police officers on patrol, sources said.
“He told us he wanted us to deal with quality of life violations and criminals,” a Brooklyn supervisor said.
A source said Corey told bosses, “You have a mayor and a police commissioner who support you, don’t waste this opportunity.”
“We’re going back to what works. These are exciting times,” he added.
Police officials also noted that Friday – when nine people were shot dead, up from just one on the same day last year – was a warm day and they said they didn’t want shootings to escalate as temperatures rose, sources said.
According to orders, cops have Adams’ newly created anti-gun units – who drive around in unmarked cars to arrest people packing heat – report for duty four hours later and from 8 p.m. to 4 a.m. in all 12 boroughs of the Bronx and two operate — the 73rd and 75th — in Brooklyn, sources said.
These crime areas account for more than half of the city’s shootings, sources said.
In addition, local “neighborhood coordinators” are being shifted from helping detectives investigate unsolved crimes to enforcing quality-of-life crimes, including litter avoidance and fare evasion, sources said.
Any suspect who has missed two or more court appearances in the past two years will not be eligible for a ticket to a desk appearance and will instead be arrested and sent to face charges, sources said.
These moves mark a return to the zero-tolerance “broken window” policing policies widely credited with reducing crime in the Big Apple in the 1990s.
The NYPD’s “youth coordinators,” who are assigned to various city schools, will also spend their time patrolling nearby parks when classes aren’t happening, sources said.
The reassignments of NCOs and YCOs will put more than 500 police officers out on the streets for at least part of their shifts, sources said.
https://nypost.com/2022/03/23/nypd-revives-broken-windows-as-adams-fumes-over-shootings/ NYPD revives ‘broken windows’ as Adams fumes at shootings