Posted on August 24, 2020

NYC Shootings: NYPD Shifting Officers’ Schedules Following Another Violent Weekend

CBS New York, August 24, 2020

The NYPD has a new plan to combat gun violence following another violent weekend in New York City.

At least 45 people were shot, eight fatally, since Friday.


In an apparent move to fight the uptick in shootings, NYPD Commissioner Dermot Shea is changing the schedules of many officers to put more cops on the street during the weekend.

Now, two thirds of uniformed officers below the rank of sergeant will shift to Sunday through Thursday or Tuesday through Saturday.

Retired officer and community activist Ron Colter told CBS2 many things are unclear with the latest change, including the exact assignments.

“The directive never said if they’re going to take those people and assign them to patrol. That’s not what it says,” he said. “If that’s what they’re going to do, then you have a disgruntled, unhappy cop on patrol who probably fought his way and paid his dues to have off Saturday and Sunday.”


According to an internal memo, the schedule changes must be hammered down by the end of the month.

The Police Benevolent Association was angered by the move, releasing a statement that said more work is being requested of officers while resources are being stripped by elected leaders.