City Council calls on NYPD to hire more police officers citywide

Commissioner Bratton says there are 6,000 fewer officers

Commissioner Bratton says there are 6,000 fewer officers than in 2001. (March 26, 2014 9:33 AM)

The City Council is making a push for more police officers to be hired throughout the five boroughs. 

According to NYPD Commissioner William Bratton, there are 6,000 fewer men and women in uniforms than in 2001, even though statistics show that overall crime is down citywide. 

Bronx Councilman Jimmy Vacca announced that he plans to fight for more officers to be hired. He says...

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