De Blasio Sending More Cops into Subways

By Kevin Deutsch
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Mayor Bill de Blasio on Monday said the city would send an additional 250 NYPD cops into the subways, on the same day the system returned to 24-hour service.

The added forces will bring the number of police in the subways to 3,000, the highest total in more than two decades.

The increase comes amid renewed concerns over crime on trains and platforms, including a spate of attacks carried out underground last week.

“We’re going to send a very powerful message that we’re putting in the resources everyday, whatever it takes to get the job done,” de Blasio told reporters.

The added patrol cops will be used “in the right places in the subway at the right time, particularly at the peak time of ridership,” the mayor added.

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Kevin Deutsch is a Staff Writer for Bronx Justice News covering the criminal justice system, drugs, and DNA use by law enforcement. An award-winning journalist, Deutsch is the author of the true crime books "Pill City" and "The Triangle." He has worked on staff at the Daily News, Miami Herald, Newsday, The Palm Beach Post, and The Riverdale Press. His work has also appeared in Newsweek, Columbia Journalism Review, The New York Times, The Village Voice, The Forward, The Independent, Huffington Post, Orlando Sentinel, and the New York Post, among other publications. His numerous television appearances include spots on CNN, MSNBC, and C-SPAN's BookTV. He has also been featured in The New Yorker. A Bronx resident, Deutsch hosts the true crime podcast "A Dark Turn" on the Authors on the Air Global Radio Network.