To stop the spate of violence in New York City and deaths to more NYPD police officers, Big Apple mayor Eric Adams plans to reinstitute a modified plainclothes anti-gun unit.
Adams made the revelation on Sunday on the CNN show “State of the Union” where he cited his plans as a way of making NYC “more safe immediately”.
“I talked about this on the campaign trail. Our team has done the proper analysis. And now we’re going to deploy that,” Adams said.
It can be recalled that plainclothes police units were dissolved in the city in 2020 after some criticized the system for initiating the use of force against Black and Latino individuals.
Sources said anti-crime units have been denounced by progressive organizations.
Aside from plainclothes police officers, Adams also plans to deploy mental health professions in the subway system as a strategy to prevent crime.
Adams explained that the city plans to “flood our system with mental health professionals and law enforcement working as a team to move out the disorder that’s clearly in the subway system in our city.”
“We should not wait for someone to carry out a dangerous action when we know they are on this station in the first place.
Immediately, when you see a dangerous person there, mental health professionals will be deployed, and that person will receive the proper care and be removed from our subway system,” Adams explained.