The NYPD says it will expand a small but widely-praised Brooklyn policing experiment that swapped cops for community support on a two-block stretch in Brownsville.

During the five-day pilot program last month, a collection of Cure Violence groups, community organizations and city agencies called the Brownsville Safety Alliance set up information booths on Mother Gaston Boulevard as cops from the 73rd Precinct withdrew from their regular posts.

Officers remained a 911 call away from responding to any emergencies.

Ben Fractenberg/THE CITY Police officers on Mother Gaston Boulevard in Brownsville, Dec. 30, 2020. The NYPD says it will expand a small but widely-praised Brooklyn policing experiment that swapped cops for community support on a two-block stretch in Brownsville.

During the five-day pilot program last month, a collection of Cure […]

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