A 20-year veteran of the New York Police Department (NYPD) has warned that the radical suggestion to remove undercover police officers would bring New York City to ruin.
“That is going to be the demise of the city,” a retiring NYPD detective said of the idea, according to Breitbart.
The detective was responding to the news from NYPD Commissioner Dermot Shea that NYC, according to Breitbart, “would be disbanding its anti-crime, plainclothes officer unit and reassigning those 600 officers to new units within the department.”
The detective was unimpressed. “Anti-crime guys are the guys are the guys who the real bad guys are looking out for,” the officer said in an interview with the New York Post‘s Tina Moore, according to Breitbart. “Anti-crime guys are going to drive around in not just unmarked cars. They’ll come around in other cars, rentals that the city gets that you wouldn’t think are police cars. When you’re a really bad guy, and I’m talking about really bad guys, who won’t think twice about taking another life. When they step out of the car, those were the cops who they are afraid of.”
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