Across the city, officers made a total of 2,401 arrests, compared with 5,448 for the same week the year before - a 56 per cent reduction.
The declines came after a drastic drop in activity that began shortly after the murders of officers Rafael Ramos and Wenjian Liu on December 20.
However, police union leaders have denied that the declines represent any work action. But they have acknowledged that they've told staff to put their safety first.
Wednesday, January 07, 2015
NYC arrests drop by half.
What would happen if the cops in NYC just flat-out stopped arresting black people? Here's your answer: