City lawmakers make push for NYPD residency law

Several city officials are making a push for an NYPD residency law. The lawmakers, including Assemblyman Hakeem Jeffries (D-NY), say that all officers should be

THE BRONX - Several city officials are making a push for an NYPD residency law.

The lawmakers, including Assemblyman Hakeem Jeffries (D-NY), say that all officers should be required to live in one of the boroughs so that they would better understand and respect the city's racial and cultural diversity.

The proposal comes after harsh comments were allegedly posted by NYPD cops on Facebook about people who attend Brooklyn's West Indian Day Parade. The current law requires that officers live in the city or in one of its six surrounding counties.

The head of the Patrolmen's Benevolent Association argues that residency requirements didn't work in the past and says the union will oppose it.

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Trending Video

VIDEO: Scenes from fatal accident 1 VIDEO: Scenes from fatal accident
Furry Friends for 2/17 - Animals for Adoption 2 Furry Friends for 2/17 - Animals for Adoption
Fire officials say the parking garage on Jerome 3 2nd-floor garage collapses on Jerome Avenue
4 Neighborhood Brief for Feb. 19
Wings Academy came back from a second-half double-digit 5 VIDEO: Wings Academy wins PSAL Borough Championship

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Features

Sorry to interrupt...

Your first 5 are free

Access to News12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Time Warner® and Service Electric℠ video customers.

Please enjoy 5 complimentary views to articles, photos, and videos during the next 30 days.

LOGIN SUBSCRIBE