De Blasio Slams Former NYPD Comm. Kelly After Remarks On Shooting Totals


deblasioFormer NYPD Commissioner Ray Kelly was taking heat from Mayor Bill de Blasio Wednesday, following Kelly’s comments that the NYPD is cooking the books when it comes to reporting shootings.

Mayor de Blasio disagrees with Kelly’s comments that the NYPD under Commissioner Bill Bratton is fudging the number of shootings, and that people do not feel safe in the city.

Kelly spoke on a taping of the AM 970 “Reaching Out with Gregory Floyd, President, Teamsters Local 237,” which was taped Monday and will air on Jan. 2, the New York Daily News reported.

The Daily News quoted Kelly as claiming there was “some redefinition going on as to what amounts to a shooting.”

The mayor said in response: “I don’t know why he’s saying it. I just don’t.”

Mayor de Blasio said there have been fewer shootings than last year, and gun arrests are up.

“I would think the response to that would be, ‘Thank you, Commissioner Bratton,’” de Blasio said. “We’re using the exact same metric systemthat Commissioner Kelly used. The fact is the shootings are down. That’s something to celebrate.”

Source: 1010 WINS NEW YORK

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