2017-05-17 / Front Page

Mayor, NYPD Chief Announce Queens Crime Down The Most

By Dan Miller

Mayor Bill de Blasio with NYPD Commissioner James P. O’Neill and high-ranking members of the NYPD held a press conference to announce a significant drop in crime statistics recently, with Queens dropping the lowest.

 

Photos Dan Miller/DMD ImagesMayor Bill de Blasio with NYPD Commissioner James P. O’Neill and high-ranking members of the NYPD held a press conference to announce a significant drop in crime statistics recently, with Queens dropping the lowest. Photos Dan Miller/DMD ImagesCrime is down in all boroughs, with Queens leading the way with the greatest reductions in crime stats, according to an announcement made by Mayor Bill de Blasio and NYPD Commissioner James P. O’Neill, joined by high-ranking members of the NYPD at a press conference they called at the Edward Byrne Police Athletic League Center in Jamaica on May 3. “The continued reduction of crime in New York City is the result of the great work being done by the men and women of the NYPD,” said Commissioner O’Neill.

Mayor de Blasio’s face lit up with a great big grin when the latest crime statistics were flashed Mayor Bill de Blasio and NYPD Commissioner James P. O’Neill explain informative charts at either side of the dais showing statistics on crime in the borough of Queens, which leads the city in crime reduction.

 
Mayor Bill de Blasio and NYPD Commissioner James P. O’Neill explain informative charts at either side of the dais showing statistics on crime in the borough of Queens, which leads the city in crime reduction. on white boards on either side of the dais, where he and the police brass sat. The city is on pace for a record year in lows for shootings and homicides. These trends are a testament to the NYPD’s effectiveness, precision and neighborhood policing models that aim to root out violent crime in the small pockets where it still exists and work with the public to build trust and stop crime before it starts. “The recent introduction of body cameras into the patrol force will play an important role in bolstering the trust that has grown between police and community, helping to make our city even safer,” said Mayor de Blasio.

Mayor Bill de Blasio and NYPD Commissioner James P. O’Neill held a press conference at the Edward Byrne Police Athletic League Center in Jamaica to announce the news that crime statistics in the city have dropped significantly, with the borough of Queens leading the way with the largest reductions in crime in the City of New York.Mayor Bill de Blasio and NYPD Commissioner James P. O’Neill held a press conference at the Edward Byrne Police Athletic League Center in Jamaica to announce the news that crime statistics in the city have dropped significantly, with the borough of Queens leading the way with the largest reductions in crime in the City of New York.The location of the press conference is significant to police law enforcement in Queens, as well as throughout the City of New York. The PAL Center is named after NYPD Police Officer Edward “Eddie” R. Byrne, a very popular Queens officer who was murdered in the line of duty at the height of a drug epidemic in New York City, back in 1988. Officer Byrne was only 22 when he was assassinated while sitting in his marked patrol car. The murder was a hired hit carried out by four men who were convicted and sent to prison for 25 years for the murder ordered by a drug enforcer for the sum of $8,000.


 

 

 


 

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