De Blasio, Cuomo to discuss imposing curfew in NYC

Kimberly Dole
June 01, 2020 - 11:36 am
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NEW YORK (1010 WINS) -- Mayor Bill de Blasio said on Monday he is considering imposing a curfew for New York City, but followe up by saying, it's "not the right strategy as of today."

"We have to look at (a curfew) as an option," he said at his briefing, adding he will consult with NYPD Commissioner Dermot Shea and Gov. Andrew Cuomo this afternoon.

Later, Cuomo echoed that, saying, "I'm going to speaking to the mayor about a curfew later today ... A curfew is not a silver bullet, by the way. I will speak to the mayor about a curfew."

As for this past weekend, De Blasio said officers "showed restraint."

"There is some issues to discuss for sure, and certain specific situations regarding the NYPD, but overall officers showed restraint," de Blasio said.

He added that there were some situations where police acted inappropriately. The mayor said those incidents were "rare" but still unacceptable.

He also addressed the looting that went on, saying it will not be allowed in New York City, warning that the city "will address that very aggressively."

Commissioner Shea that overall the protests were peaceful, with the largest concentration were at Barclay’s Center and near Union Square.

Around 8:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. Shea says the NYPD saw a shift with people looting.

Officials are still tallying up arrests and injuries but no deaths were reported.

Officers will continue to be out patrolling the streets Monday as another day of protests are expected.

Mayor de Blasio also said that he does not believe a curfew is needed but it is being considered as an option.

"We have to look at it as an option," de Blasio said. He says he will consult with commissioner Shea and Gov. Andrew Cuomo later this afternoon.