The NYPD Commissioner has said the plain clothes department will be disbanded, with 600 cops being reassigned to other departments.
The anti-crime unit targets violent crime. The plain clothes department have been involved in a number of police shootings.
“This is a seismic shift in the culture of how the N.Y.P.D. polices this great city,” commissioner, Dermot F. Shea, said. “It will be felt immediately in the communities that we protect.”
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