New York City mayor Eric Adams had a meeting with embattled Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg and the city’s four other DAs Monday to find ways to end gun crimes over the deadly ambush of two NYPD cops.
In a joint statement, the group said their talk “was wide-ranging, candid, and productive.”
“The purpose of the meeting was to discuss the mutually shared goals of keeping New Yorkers safe, particularly from the rising toll of gun crimes,” the statement said.
“The mayor and district attorneys agreed that, among other things, safety and justice are not mutually exclusive, and must go hand in hand,” the statement added.
Sources said Adams and the DAs also “discussed ways that each office, the city, state, and federal partners could contribute to the fight against gun violence, as well as the ways they each could use their voice and platform to urge necessary changes to the system,” and “agreed to meet regularly.”
Earlier, the widow of slain NYPD cop Jason Rivera hit Bragg Friday for his lax approach to prosecuting crime.
Dominique Luzuriaga said New Yorkers are tired of laws that are too soft on criminals.
“The system continues to fail us. We are not safe anymore, not even the members of the service,” Luzuriaga said.
“I know you were tired of these laws, especially the ones from the new DA,” Luzuriaga added.
Luzuriaga added that the death of her husband will be in vain.
“But I promise, we promise, that your death won’t be in vain,” she said.
Rivera, 22, was shot dead Friday night after he and two other officers responded to a 911 call for a domestic dispute in an apartment on W. 135th St. in Harlem.
Rivera’s partner, Wilbert Mora, 27 also died while being treated at a local hospital.