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New York City Police Disband "Anti-Crime Unit" Of Plainclothes Officers Amid Reform Pressures
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16 Jun 2020 08:07 AM EST

The New York Police Department is disbanding its aggressive anti-crime unit. The unit was originally aimed at turning alienated residents into crime-stopping allies. A nationwide push for policing reforms followed the killings of George Floyd and Breonna Taylor. In a major redeployment, the country’s largest police force will reassign some 600 plainclothes officers. “Make no mistake, this is a seismic shift in the culture of how the NYPD polices this great city,” Commissioner Dermot Shea They will focus on other duties, effective immediately, according to Reuters