New York City will be cutting overtime pay for its police officers in an effort to pay for the city's ongoing migrant crisis despite police complaints that they are already understaffed.
Mayor Eric Adams' administration has informed the city's police, fire, corrections and sanitation departments that they must submit an overtime pay reduction plan and begin tracking progress each month, City Hall confirmed to Fox News Digital. Police unions say the plan will reduce the number of cops on patrol and make the city more dangerous, Fox News reports.
"It is going to be impossible for the NYPD to significantly reduce overtime unless it fixes its staffing crisis. We are still thousands of cops short, and we’re struggling to drive crime back to pre-2020 levels without adequate personnel," Patrick Hendry, head of the Police Benevolent Association, told the Post.
"We are about to experience a financial tsunami that I don’t think the city has ever experienced," Adams said in an interview about the migrant crisis with local media. "Every service in this city is going to be impacted, from child service to our seniors to housing. Everything will be impacted."