NYPD Arrests Down 66% Since Officers’ Death

Citations for traffic violations fell from 10,069 to 587 in the week starting Dec. 22

The NYPD confirmed a report that arrests have plummeted in the wake of the murder of two police officers in Brooklyn on Dec. 20.

The New York Post reported Tuesday that arrests fell 66% and citations for traffic violations fell 94% in the week starting Dec. 22 compared with the same period a year ago.

While crime statistics are publicly available, the NYPD has not yet posted figures for that week to its website. But a NYPD spokesperson confirmed to TIME that the figures in the article are accurate.

After a man shot and killed officers Rafael Ramos and Wenjian Liu and then himself on Dec. 20, union leaders have ordered police to take additional safety precautions that have contributed to the decline in police activity. The Post, citing anonymous “police sources,” says that some members of the police force have also actively reduced police activity in protest toward Mayor Bill de Blasio.

TIME’s request to the NYPD for comment on the Post story was not immediately returned.

Union leaders — and the New York Post Editorial Board — have been highly critical of the Mayor, who they say sided with protesters instead of the police during protests earlier this month against a grand jury’s decision not to indict an officer in the death of Eric Garner.

Some members of the police have also publicly defied the Mayor by turning their backs when he has spoken on multiple occasions. Commissioner Bill Bratton said in a recent interview on NBC’s Meet the Press that he did not support officers turning their backs toward a screen with de Blasio speaking during the funeral of slain policeman Rafael Ramos on Saturday.

Read More:http://time.com/3649689/nypd-arrests-down-officers-death/


  1. Samuel AdamsDecember 31, 2014

    94% drop in traffic citations yet no one was hurt by the decline . . . so why write all those traffic tickets then? is it all about money? revenue? taxes in disguise?

  2. Thank you NYPD. You see, you can do a lot less work, a lot less effort and still get your pay check. The Elite bastards upstairs were using you to attack the public and later take the fall. No one is mentioning them by name, the Zionists that made you go through so much drama for nothing. Arresting the street scum is one thing, provocation for a collar is you being used.

  3. SooriamoorthyDecember 31, 2014

    Kill more cops, all cops, and life will be much safer.

  4. The phony baloney US of Everything Is Rigged, Illegal (or pending)

  5. Shameful comment, your lack of respect for life shows which side of the fence you are on!

  6. Alexander SeredinDecember 31, 2014

    ISIS is a CIA/Mossad construct it has nothing to do with Islam

  7. RIP Eric Garner & Jerome Murdough

  8. Vlad TheSkewererJanuary 01, 2015

    Now if the mob goes on strike nothing moves in NYC, ha.... New York needs the mafia more than the police!

  9. The only power any government has is the power to crack down on criminals. Well, when there aren’t enough criminals, one makes them. One declares so many things to be a crime that it becomes impossible for men to live without breaking laws - AR.


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