BP Fossella, Police Leaders to Call for Action to Address Surge of Violence Against Police in New York City
There have been more than 3,200 assaults on NYPD officers this year
Staten Island, NY – Borough President Vito Fossella and local police leaders issued a call to action given the recent record number of assaults on police officers at a press conference at the Detectives’ Endowment Association office on Friday, December 15th, at 11:30 AM.
As of November 2023, there have been 3,200 assaults on New York City Police Department (NYPD) officers throughout the year. On average, once every 3 hours of every day, a police officer is assaulted. Assaults on cops are up 21% from 2022, 41% over 2021.
Joining Borough President Fossella will be President of the NYPD Detectives’ Endowment Association Paul DiGiacomo, as well as representatives from the Lieutenants Benevolent Association and the Sergeants Benevolent Association.
Borough President Fossella will make the case that these numbers illustrate failed policies that seem to protect too many criminals, while punishing victims and police officers. He will call upon local and state elected officials and community leaders to work to protect our men and women in uniform and reverse the policies that have created an environment that is permissive to anti-police violence.
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