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NYC to Revive Controversial Anti-Crime Unit Under New Mayor

  • Eric Adams calls for more restrictive state bail provisions
  • Wants to create ‘neighborhood safety teams’ to focus on guns
Eric Adams speaks at Harlem Hospital in New York on Jan. 21.
Eric Adams speaks at Harlem Hospital in New York on Jan. 21.Photographer: Alexi J. Rosenfeld/Getty Images
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New York City Mayor Eric Adams vowed on Monday to take immediate action to end gun violence, offering the first sense of the former police captain’s policy response to the string of tragic crimes that have punctuated his initial weeks in office.

Adams called for the state to enact more restrictive bail provisions, and announced plans to revive a controversial anti-crime unit that was disbanded under former Mayor Bill de Blasio after misconduct complaints mounted.