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City Hall ‘walks' back Mayor's plan for community leaders to ‘walk with police officers'

Added 07-12-20 04:18:02am EST - “Mayor de Blasio has said community leaders would” - Nypost.com

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Nypost.com: “City Hall ‘walks’ back Mayor’s plan for community leaders to ‘walk with police officers’”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

Mayor de Blasio has said community leaders would walk “with police officers” through violent hot spots in the city this weekend — but a day later, City Hall was backpedaling on the odd plan.

Community leaders would indeed be going on the violence-prevention walks — including one Saturday night in Harlem — but the NYPD would not be patrolling alongside civilians, a mayoral spokesman said.

“They are not literally joining patrols. I don’t understand how to make this clearer for you,” said the spokesman, Avery Cohen.

The mayor had said Friday residents would “see a combination of things happening,” including “community leaders, community organizations walking with police officers, showing common cause.”

“We are the police,” one officer told The Post in Harlem earlier Saturday. “We do patrols. We have a lot of things to take care of here.”

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