NYC Mayor Says Cuts To Police, Public Safety Because ‘D.C. Has Abandoned Us’

FILE — New York Mayor Eric Adams speaks during the press conference at Harlem Hospital after the shooting of a New York City Police Department officer, in Harlem, Friday, Jan. 21, 2022, in New York. Adams is set to propose Wednesday, April 20, that the city spend $4.8 million to reach out to those most impacted by the so-called war on drugs. (AP Photo/Yuki Iwamura File)
  • New York City Mayor Eric Adams on Monday night blamed the federal government for his need to cut billions of dollars in city programs — including from police, fire and sanitation — because of a surge in costs to pay for new migrants.
  • “DC has abandoned us, and they need to be paying their cost to this national problem,” Adams said during a town hall in Brooklyn.
  • The city has been overwhelmed by more than 125,000 migrants since last year, including about half still in its care. The problem has meant funding tent facilities and paying for hotel stays across the five boroughs, crippling the city’s finances.