With safety concerns growing across New York each passing day, the latest statistics from the NYPD have shown that over 1000 law enforcement officers have left the job in 2022, alone.
In an interview with ‘Fox and Friends First’ on Monday, former NYPD detective Jason Caputo said, “You’re losing qualified [people], you’re losing experience, you’re losing so much when it comes to that kind of stuff.”
Leaving the NYPD just a month ago, Caputo, after 18 years of serving the city, said that the Big Apple is “steering away” from encouraging police to apprehend criminals and that the city’s leaders are “putting victims and police in jeopardy.”
When show host Ashley Strohmier then asked about the city’s “diaphragm law” which bars officers from putting suspects in chokeholds or placing pressure on their diaphragm, pointing to a recent example of an MMA fighter helping pin down a criminal suspect by securing him against the ground, Blue Lives Matter NYC co-founder Joe Imperatrice, who was also on the show, answered.
He said, “The progressive city council would have went after an officer [if they had done that], they would have gone after job. In any type of fight, especially martial arts, you end up on the ground, and that’s what it’s all about; you’re trying to subdue the individual. That MMA fighter did nothing wrong, but he had to use his weight to subdue them until officers arrived.”