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NYC mayor announces recent gang takedowns

Mayor Eric Adams announced gang takedowns that have helped to remove guns from the streets.

News 12 Staff

Jun 6, 2022, 9:40 PM

Updated 748 days ago

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In New York City’s fight against the recent rise in crime, Mayor Eric Adams announced gang takedowns that have helped to remove guns from the streets.
Adams referenced four total operations that tackled street gangs, with officials telling News 12 that these gangs were the root of violence in their respective neighborhoods.
These operations were conducted under the recently formed NYPD Gun Violence Suppression Division, which identifies individuals and organizations responsible for the trafficking and illegal sale of firearms in New York City.
Chief of Detectives for the NYPD James Essig said that crime has dropped significantly over the last six to eight weeks in the neighborhoods where these operations took place. However, statistics released by the NYPD still show a nearly 22 percent jump in crime this year compared to 2021.
Adams also said he plans to implement more officers and units to patrol the streets in uniform.


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