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‘Zero to 60’: Commissioner Dermot Shea says violence against police escalated during protests; adds critical report didn’t paint full picture

‘Zero to 60’: Commissioner Dermot Shea says violence against police escalated during protests; adds critical report didn’t paint full picture
From coronavirus to gang violence to reforms affecting bail law, the nation’s largest police department had a year like no other, factors that should have been better reflected in the most recent department assessment, according to Police Commissioner Dermot Shea.

(Theodore Parisienne/for New York Daily News) The nation’s largest police department dealt with factors ranging from the coronavirus to gang violence to reforms affecting bail law — all of which should’ve been better reflected in the most recent department assessment, Police Commissioner Dermot Shea said.“There are always mistakes made and you look back and say what could we have done,” Shea said in a video conference meeting with the Daily News’ Editorial Board.[More New York] Two men busted in Queens underage sex stings p “It didn’t really look at it from the role of law enforcement,” Shea said of the 115-page report released last week.“What surprised us was the intensity of the violence,” Shea said.

“I think I did a decent job,” Shea said of his response to tactics like mass arrests, and baton and pepper spray use.“I don’t think we can ever walk away from quality-of-life enforcement,” Shea said.

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