NYPD to shut down plainclothes policing unit, will transition 600 officers: Shea

AmNews Staff Reports | 6/15/2020, 7:11 p.m.
The NYPD will phase out its plainclothes anti-crime unit in what the police commissioner called "a seismic shift in the ...
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The NYPD will phase out its plainclothes anti-crime unit in what the police commissioner called "a seismic shift in the culture of how the NYPD polices this city," he announced in a news conference Monday.

About 600 people are expected to transition from the plainclothes unit, and will move to the department's detective and neighborhood policing units, among others.

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