NYPD chief Jeffrey Maddrey who stood up towards pro-bail reform pol receives applause
The viewers at a Manhattan anti-crime summit burst into applause Thursday when a primary police official pushed once more towards a state lawmaker who defended New York’s controversial bail reform laws and accused cops of not making adequate arrests.
NYPD Chief of Department Jeffrey Maddrey appeared upset when Assemblyman Jeffrey Dinowitz (D-The Bronx) alleged that many cops “have the attitude” that bail reform would put anyone they busted correct once more on the streets.
“It’s really not their call to decide whether somebody should be arrested because they’re going to be let out. That’s up to others to make those determinations,” he added.
When given a chance to hearth once more, Maddrey pointed to statistics about repeat offenders cited earlier by the moderator of their Manhattan Chamber of Commerce panel dialogue.
“Respectfully, assemblyman…there would not be repeat offenders if the officers were not constantly arresting them,” Maddrey acknowledged to applause.
“So…with all respect to you, I’m not gonna stand here with the notion that my cops are walking away and not making arrests. When we are constantly arresting the same people, I think it proves that we are.”
Maddrey angrily continued, “I had a youthful officer shot on Tuesday on account of he was correct the place we requested him to be and he was in the marketplace doing his job.
“He got hit by gunfire because he was there. Respectfully, assemblyman, our officers are out there and working,” Maddrey acknowledged to a second spherical of applause.
The cop in question, Officer Paul Lee, 34, survived his wounds after a 16-year-old boy sporting a black masks allegedly opened fireside on an NYPD cruiser that approached him and one different, unidentified masked male at a acknowledged hassle spot in The Bronx.
Dinowitz, a bail-reform advocate who chairs the Codes Committee that evaluations legal guidelines involving the justice system, moreover acknowledged present tweaks to the state’s controversial, 2019 bail reform laws meant “repeat offenders can be — under many, many circumstances — now held. Bail can be set.”
“Now, of course, many people can afford bail. People should not be deluded into thinking that bail means people are going to be on Rikers [Island] because the only people who are going to be on Rikers are the ones that don’t have any money,” he acknowledged.
At one stage in his remarks, Dinowitz appeared responsible the victims of some recidivist shoplifters, saying, “I’ve met with owners in my district of CVS, for example, and they’ve been repeatedly victimized, and we know that. And I asked, and they have not necessarily taken the steps that they need to take, even though we know it costs money, and that’s not really fair.”
The lawmaker moreover alluded to Thursday’s front-page story in The Post that tied present surges throughout the number of felony circumstances dismissed all through the city to the requires imposed on prosecutors by changes to the evidence-exchange rule commonly known as “discovery.”
“I think we do need more resources…in our criminal justice system, whether it’s with the police, or with the DA’s office because they’re also short-handed in terms of complying with some of the statutes that we passed in Albany,” he acknowledged.
“Crime is higher than it was a few years ago…But we can’t do what has to be done without resources for the police, for the DAs and to help people and keep them away from crime in the first place.”