Cuomo Lashes Out: Blasts de Blasio, NY Officials Over Violent Crime Spike

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(TV News) Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Thursday lashed out at Mayor Bill de Blasio and the city for not starting work on police reforms ,CBS 880 reported

Cuomo signed an executive order in June, requiring all police agencies in the state to “reinvent and modernize” police strategies, including use of force guidelines, and make them law by April 1, 2021.

Citing statistics that showed a recent spike in shooting victims of over 100%, Cuomo said the city’s crime numbers are “wholly unacceptable.”

“We have a problem in New York City when it comes to crime,” Cuomo said. “That is a fact.”

Fox 5 reported:

On June 12, Cuomo signed an executive order requiring police reform but said that the city is yet to begin formulating its plan and that state funding would be withheld from the city if a plan is not submitted by April 1.

With the city in the midst of a major financial crisis, not receiving state funding would force layoffs.

“The Mayor can lead it, City Council President can lead it, Comptroller can lead it, Public Advocate can lead it. If none of them want to lead it, I will find someone to lead it,” Cuomo said.

 

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