Wednesday, June 10, 2015

It's Getting Hot: De Blasio, Bratton Launch 'Summer All Out' Crime Fighting Program

Photo: Demetrius Freeman/Mayoral Photography Office
With violent crime inching up, Mayor de Blasio and NYPD Commissioner Bratton announced the launch of "Summer All Out" program Wednesday.

De Blasio said officers would be focused on "high-crime areas across the city," and said it worked well last year, especially in Brooklyn's 77th Precinct. (Crown Heights, Prospect Heights, Weeksville)

Last year, the 77th saw the greatest drop in overall crime, with a 24.8 percent decrease.

The NYPD will temporarily reassign 330 administrative officers to boost patrols in 10 high-crime precincts and four high-crime police service areas. The NYPD will also, with community partners, specifically target gangs and street crews.

"Summer All Out has a proven track record of success, and utilizes our best tactics - from state-of-the-art crime data analysis to dedicated on-the-ground officer patrols - to help keep all our city's residents safe and protected throughout the summer months," de Blasio said in a statement.

Bratton is still fighting off a flap that occurred when the Guardian reported that he said hiring black officers was hard because so many have spent time in jail.

“We’re asking, we’re not even asking we’re demanding, a retraction and a correction because the story was a total misrepresentation of the original story,” Bratton said.

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