The New York City Police Department is the largest police department in the United States…
It employs over 53,000 people, of which 38,000 are sworn officers….
It’s budget was 5.6 Billion last year….
After all the protesting against cops and the defund the the police rallies?
The mayor said he’d cut the police budget by roughly 20%….
One Billion dollar’s….
Most people in the know KNEW that was just NOT a valid goal….
Turns they where right….
Contrary to the media and protestor’s?
Very few if ANY places/officals/lawmakers are gonna cut their police departments back…
Most Americans do NOT want them to….
And Crime has risen in a lot off places after the protests ended….
NYC is lesson why it won’t be done….
Gotham’s top budget watchdog projected Tuesday that the New York Police Department will blow its new overtime cap by $400 million, effectively undoing the biggest proposed spending cut the department faced in the city’s new budget.
“The budget adopted last month assumes that overtime spending by the NYPD will fall to $268 million in 2021,” the Independent Budget Office wrote in its analysis of the deal struck by Mayor Bill de Blasio and City Council Speaker Corey Johnson in June, much of it triggered by the Black Lives Matter movement to reduce police funding.
“IBO estimates that police spending on overtime will be $400 million more than budgeted,” the report reveals.
That would mean that overall NYPD overtime spending would still reach at least $668 million in the 2021 budget. That’s down just slightly from the $736 million paid out during the 2019 budget.
Figures for the 2020 budget, which just concluded on June 30, were not immediately available.
The IBO’s report will likely re-inflame the contentious dispute over this year’s budget that ended with a hard-fought deal that purportedly cut or transferred $835 million in direct spending from the NYPD’s budget in response to the police killing of George Floyd in Minnesota and the nationwide marches that resulted from it.
It’s the second major component of the package to come under scrutiny from the press and government oversight groups. All told, $659 million of the cuts and transfers have now been called into question.
Activists who hit the streets of the Big Apple following the Floyd killing were demanding cuts of at least $1 billion and a major reduction or restructuring of the NYPD’s workforce — and found allies among liberal lawmakers on the council, including Speaker Corey Johnson.
However, they ran into intense opposition from de Blasio and many black and Latino lawmakers from traditionally working-class neighborhoods that are still scarred by the memories of New York City’s epic battles with crime during the 1970s and 1980s.
The resulting deal promised to slash overtime by $352 million, shift $307 million in spending to the Education Department to pay for school safety agents and save another $55 million by canceling one cadet class, which would shrink the NYPD’s 36,000-strong headcount by 1,163.
It also proposed shifting crossing guards to another undetermined agency, transferring another $42 million off the NYPD’s ledger.
Activists said the cuts largely amounted to gimmicks and budget tricks, pointing out that the NYPD had promised for years to rein in overtime to no avail….
The irony ?
Defund the police protest’s actually enrich the cops and cancel out almost ANY savings officials might try to make with cuts in their police departments….