NYPD Warns Officers Of Escalation Of Protests In Days Leading Up To Election
by Zach Heilman on October 13, 2020
With election day quickly approaching the NYPD is preparing for an escalation in protest between now and the end of the year.
A memo was sent out to the department informing officers that effective October 25 they should be prepared for deployment in uniform.
“This November 3rd will be the one of the most highly contested presidential elections in the modem era. There is also a strong likelihood that the winner of the presidential election may not be decided for several weeks. Accordingly, we should anticipate and prepare for protests growing in size, frequency, and intensity leading up to the election and likely into the year 2021,” - NYPD memo
Various cities across the state of New York have already seen a tremendous amount of protests and riots as citizens protest various issues including defunding the police and coronavirus lockdown measures.