Lockbox for Funds – NYPD Officers Cross-Deputized
On the heels of Bill de Blasio shamefully cutting $1 billion from the NYPD budget, Nicole Malliotakis announced her first priority in Congress would be restoring full funding to the New York Police Department and ensuring that violent criminals are kept off our streets.
Malliotakis, the Republican and Conservative Party candidate in New York’s hotly contested Congressional District, has committed to making the very first bill she introduces in Congress a measure that will fully restore any cuts to the NYPD in order to immediately put an end to the crime and violence currently raging in New York thanks to Max Rose’s and Bill de Blasio’s disastrous policies.
Assemblywoman Nicole Malliotakis said, “The brave men and women of the NYPD deserve our full support as they work to keep our streets safe and secure. While Max Rose and Bill de Blasio move to defund the police, close Rikers Island, and let dangerous criminals out of jail by ending cash bail, I’m going to make sure that I put the safety of New Yorkers first. By fully restoring funding to the NYPD through direct federal action, we will prevent de Blasio from continuing to put the rights felons before families.”
Patrick Lynch, President of the Police Benevolent Association of the City of New York said, “Once again, Nicole Malliotakis is showing New York City police officers that she has our backs. She knows what we need to keep our city safe: support and resources, not slogans on a protest sign. We need her leadership down in Washington forthwith.”
Ed Mullins, President of the Sergeants Benevolent Association said, “Simply put, the NYPD and New York’s law abiding citizens need Nicole Malliotakis in Congress. Max Rose, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and the rest of the liberal Democrats in the New York City congressional delegation have failed us; New York City needs a Republican representing us in Washington.”
Paul DiGiacomo, President of the Detectives’ Endowment Association, called Assemblywoman Malliotakis, “A leader who always puts the safety of New Yorkers first. Ensuring that the men and women of the NYPD always have the backing to do our jobs means safe neighborhoods for everyone. Once again, Nicole leads when our other elected officials come up short.”
Malliotakis is calling for guaranteed federal funds to be placed in lockboxes for public safety and security to ensure funding never decreases, as well as cross-deputizing New York City police officers to ensure that criminals who attack officers can face federal prosecution if local leaders fail to protect police.