Acting MTA Boss Janno Lieber Applauds NYPD For Deployment Of More Officers In Subway System


NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — There are renewed requires elevated security measures within the subway system after a girl was pushed in entrance of a prepare in Times Square.

Janno Lieber, the appearing chair and CEO of the Metropolitan Transportation Authority, pointed Tuesday to the elevated variety of patrols in stations and on trains.

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“The PD, under Keechant Sewell’s leadership, is moving aggressively with what they said, which is put cops on the platforms and on the trains, and that is going to make a huge difference, and, there are already, additionally, cops coming from the top side at surface level patrols into the stations and that is a good thing,” Lieber stated.

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The newest police information reveals transit crime citywide is up 41% over the past month, and up 65% to this point this 12 months.

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CBS2’s Aundrea Cline-Thomas could have extra on this story on the CBS2 News at 5 p.m.

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