The New York Police Department is reportedly set to witness a mass exodus of officers through resignations and retirements before the end of the year 2022.
Governor Kathy Hochul’s most recent attempt to fight crime, according to Joe Imperatrice, the founder of Blue Lives Matter in New York City, won’t be successful.
Imperatrice deemed it so because a record number of police officers are expected to leave the force and that nothing will change until criminals are held accountable.
Hochul unveiled a new plan on Saturday to boost police presence in the subway networks. But according to reports, almost 4,000 officers are expected to retire or resign in 2022. Hochul asserted that holding criminals accountable is the key to resolving the crime crisis.
“Nothing will improve unless these district attorneys keep the bad guys in jail, no matter how many police officers are on the streets or how much money they spend on the issue,” Hochul said.
The New York Police Department will witness a mass exodus of officers through resignations and retirements
Councilman Joe Borelli of New York City stated he can’t hold cops responsible for their high rate of retirement. He pointed out that the city’s regulations had eliminated qualified immunity and increased the frequency of police investigations [accountability].
“Since everything and most people are against New York City police officers, being a police officer is almost not even worth it anymore,” Borelli said.
Borelli claimed that the main problem is the routine release of offenders.
“Even when we try to detain mentally ill individuals or make an arrest, they are routinely released from custody within hours, frequently even before that cop even gets off his or her overtime shift.”
“Keep criminals in prison and declare that enough is enough. Take the issue out of the equation,” Borelli added.
Imperatrice said that providing additional money is not the answer to the issue of the police retirement or resignation records.
He stressed that, “It has nothing to do with the money. It’s difficult to go out and desire to do this work when you don’t feel like you have the support of your lawmakers or the upper echelon,” Imperatrice added.
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