NYPD reform plan laid out by Mayor de Blasio

NEW YORK CITY (WABC) -- Mayor Bill de Blasio laid out the next wave of police reforms on Sunday, including shifting funds from the NYPD to youth and social services, in the aftermath of days of protests over the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis.

"The details will be worked out in the budget process in the weeks ahead. But I want people to understand that we are committed to shifting resources to ensure that the focus is on our young people," de Blasio said. "I also will affirm we will only do it in a way that is certain to continue the city will be safe."

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The New York Police Department has annual budget of $6 billion. The mayor and city council will need to work out the details before the budget deadline of July 1.

Another key point of the plan includes reforming 50-A, the state law that keeps police behavior from public scrutiny.

"The current law is broken and stands in the way of improving trust between them and the community," the mayor said.

The other important points include moving street vendor enforcement from the NYPD to civilian agencies and adding more community voices into the senior level of the NYPD.

de Blasio said the city will hire community ambassadors to bring concerns of the community to the highest levels of the NYPD.

The mayor's reform proposal comes after 10 days of protests following the death of George Floyd during an arrest by Minneapolis police.

de Blasio also ended the city's first curfew since World War II a day earlier than planned, saying the protests had become more peaceful.

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