“You have to step back and look at this. You have a criminal-justice system that is imploding,” Police Commissioner Dermot Shea bemoaned during a small meeting with reporters on Wednesday at One Police Plaza in Manhattan. “Imploding. That’s the kindest way to put it.”
New York City Police Commissioner Dermot Shea said the criminal-justice system was “imploding,” as he highlighted a rise in shootings and killings on the city’s streets and slammed pols for refusing to support the Finest at an invite-only press conference at NYPD headquarters this week.
Shea went on to point out that many criminal cases that were “ongoing,” “stagnant” or “deferred.”
“Each one of those represents somebody not being held accountable and no consequences,” Shea said.
The comments come as the city is gripped by a steep rise in shootings — though crime is actually down for the year 2.5 percent, according to NYPD data.