New York City Mayor Eric Adams announced this week that the NYPD will expand an anti-crime unit that was disbanded in 2020 amid the protests and riots over the in-custody death of George Floyd.
Adams said that the unit, known as Neighborhood Safety Teams, made 31 arrests and confiscated 10 guns in the Bronx since it was reconstituted last Monday.
“This is what precision policing is about,” Adams told reporters. The announcement comes after a weekend during which 28 people were shot in the city, the National Review reports.
The unit will be expanded into five additional precincts. The goal will be to have 30 Neighborhood Safety Teams operating in New York.