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April 23, 2015 10:26 am

In Speech, De Blasio Promises to Keep NYC Police Department Strong

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New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio. Photo: Wikimedia Commons.

NY Daily News – Speaking at length for the first time about a City Council plan to decriminalize low-level offenses, Mayor de Blasio said he’s in no rush to abandon “broken windows” policing.

But Hizzoner is still willing to talk about Council proposals that would make offenses like public urination and fare-beating civil matters — instead of landing offenders in criminal court.

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