Dermot Shea

NYPD to Eliminate Plainclothes Anti-Crime Unit Despite Crime Surge

The New York City Police Department (NYPD) on Monday announced that it is disbanding its anti-crime unit — a group of approximately 600 plainclothes police officers who blend in with the general population to combat crime — in the wake of protests and violent unrest over the death of George Floyd.

NYPD Police officers listen as Police Benevolent Association of the City of New York President Pat Lynch and representatives from other NYPD and law enforcement unions holds a news conference at the Icahn Stadium parking lot on June 9, 2020 to address the "current anti-law enforcement environment." in New York. …