Malliotakis Statement on City Slashing NYPD Police Force
“There’s no difference in the radical left’s ‘Defund the Police’ agenda and doing this.”
(STATEN ISLAND, BROOKLYN, NY) – Congresswoman Nicole Malliotakis (NY-11) released the following statement regarding planned cuts to the New York City Police Department (NYPD) by more than 4,500 officers by the end of FY25:
“Mayor Adams’ plan to slash NYPD ranks by more than 4,500 officers and reduce the force to 1990s levels is a preventable disaster that will cause irreparable damage to public safety in New York City.
“The Mayor has repeatedly claimed he would not do anything to make our city less safe, but his actions speak louder than his words, and the reduction of police and school safety officers will certainly have an impact at a time when crime rates are much higher than where they were just a few years ago thanks to Albany’s bail law and other anti-police policies.
“There’s no difference in the radical left’s ‘Defund the Police’ agenda and doing this. It is unconscionable that the Mayor continues to misinterpret the city’s ‘Right to Shelter’ decree – even after a Staten Island judge reaffirmed that the city has no obligation to house citizens of other countries – and prefers to bankrupt our city and cut services from citizens.
“The Mayor should immediately cease providing free housing and other services to migrants and start putting his own citizens first.”
Banner Image: NYPD cruiser. Image Credit – Benjamin Jopen