Anti-crime is back - but with officers in uniform - as NYPD aims to tamp down gun violence

The NYPD believes it’s hit on a new strategy for tamping down gun violence: Many cops from the recently disbanded Anti-Crime Unit are now in uniform, working closely with other officers to help get weapons off the street.

For August at least, the results were promising, with 494 gun arrests citywide, 10 more than last August.

The city for months has faced what Chief of Department Terence Monahan on Thursday called a “tidal wave of violence” with “a hell of a lot of guns on the street right now.”

The Bronx plain-clothed anti crime unit around 2000. Officers receive a wanted poster of suspect in a livery cabbie murder. The NYPD believes it’s hit on a new strategy for tamping down gun violence: Many cops from the recently disbanded Anti-Crime Unit are now in uniform, working closely with […]

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