NYC Police Commissioner Dermot Shea: 'Our criminal justice system is imploding'

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NYC Police Commissioner Dermot Shea: 'Our criminal justice system is imploding'

The city’s top cop said the criminal-justice system was “imploding,” as he highlighted a rise in shootings and killings on the city’s streets and s

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The city’s top cop said the criminal-justice system was “imploding,” as he highlighted a rise in shootings and killings on the city’s streets and slammed pols for refusing to support the Finest at an invite-only press conference at NYPD headquarters this week.

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“You have to step back and look at this. You have a criminal-justice system that is imploding,” Police Commissioner Dermot Shea bemoaned during a small meeting with reporters on Wednesday at One Police Plaza in Manhattan. “Imploding. That’s the kindest way to put it.”

New York City Police Commissioner Dermot Shea said the criminal-justice system was “imploding,” as he highlighted a rise in shootings and killings on the city’s streets and slammed pols for refusing to support the Finest at an invite-only press conference at NYPD headquarters this week.

New York City Police Commissioner Dermot Shea said the criminal-justice system was “imploding,” as he highlighted a rise in shootings and killings on the city’s streets and slammed pols for refusing to support the Finest at an invite-only press conference at NYPD headquarters this week.

Shea went on to point out that many criminal cases that were “ongoing,” “stagnant” or “deferred.”

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“Each one of those represents somebody not being held accountable and no consequences,” Shea said.

The comments come as the city is gripped by a steep rise in shootings — though crime is actually down for the year 2.5 percent, according to NYPD data.

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