Mar 05, 2021
NYPD cops shoot aggressive dog during domestic dispute call
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Arriving officers were confronted by a hostile pit bull terrier and shot the dog, sources said.
A person inside the home suffered a stab wound during the family dispute, according to a source.
It’s unclear if any arrests were made in connection with the domestic attack.
No people were shot or injured by the officers, and the condition of the dog was not immediately available, according to sources.
The two officers were taken to the hospital to be treated for ringing in the ears, which is standard NYPD procedure for cops who use their guns.
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To curb gun violence, de Blasio goes to last years failed plan
The NYPD will reassign 200 cops to areas where the Big Apple has seen the highest rates of gun violence as part of their annual Summer All Out program, the mayor said Tuesday.
NYPD Chief of Department Rodney Harrison said the “bulk” of those cops would be moved to East New York and Brownsville, which have seen gun violence upticks of 67% and 88%, respectively.
He also noted Bronx neighborhoods, Mott Haven, Highbridge and Crotona, would get some additional patrols.
But all of those areas were also a policing focus last year during the summer when the city saw a months-long surge in gun violence and assigned 300 cops to the “Summer All Out” initiative.Mayor Bill de Blasio at a press conference on April 19, 2021.Ed Reed/Mayoral Photography Office
“We’re going to make sure that the officers are where we need them to be and we’ll make adjustments constantly,” de Blasio said when asked about the similarities to last year’s plan, which failed to combat the surge in gunplay.
De Blasio chalked up 2020’s skyrocketing shooting totals to the effect the pandemic had on the city.
“Last year again. Perfect Storm. Literal Perfect Storm. Global pandemic. Society shut down, a million jobs lost… everything went wrong simultaneously,” the mayor said, brushing off any comparison to this year.
Yet, gunplay in New York City still continues the 2020 trend — outpacing the year prior each week.
The mayor’s office also announced gun buyback programs, “Saturday Night Lights” games, the fixing up of 15 basketball courts and anti-violence fairs to help slow the number of shootings.
The NYPD tried all those strategies last year too.
The city will double its Cure Violence workforce and Summer Youth Anti-Violence employment slots, expand gang-free zones to parks and double the tip reward to $5,000.