Paul DiGiacomo, president of New York City’s Detectives’ Endowment Association, blasted the new Manhattan District Attorney for what he alleged are his soft-on-crime policies which have ’emboldened’ the city’s criminals.
As Fox News reports:
Criminals across New York City were “emboldened” by the soft-on-crime memo released by Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg in the weeks before the deadly shooting of NYPD Officers Jason Rivera and Wilbert Mora, the leader of a prominent police union told Fox News Digital.
“His message was sent to the criminal element. And this is why these cops were shot,” Paul DiGiacomo, president of New York City’s Detectives’ Endowment Association, said during a phone interview Thursday, “because you’re sending a message out there that there are no consequences for committing crimes and there are no consequences for resisting arrest.”
“Alvin Bragg thought he was doing what was popular to do, and it blew up in his face,” DiGiacomo added.
“I believe they feel 100% emboldened,” DiGiacomo told Fox News Digital. “And not only are the police in danger, but the public is in grave danger as well. And there are children being shot by stray bullets, innocent people being shot all over the city and members of the NYPD being shot.”
So far in 2022, 6 NYPD officers have been shot by criminals, two of them fatally.