Central, East Brooklyn could see revived plainclothes units: Police source


The NYPD will be sending new, updated “plainclothes” units to police precincts with high rates of violent crime as part of Mayor Eric Adams’ plan to combat gun violence in the city — likely including several precincts in central and eastern Brooklyn, police sources said.

Adams said in a Monday speech that the work of the new unit will be concentrated in “30 precincts where 80 percent of violence occurs.” 

The mayor did not say which precincts those would be, but police sources told Brooklyn Paper that, based on aggregate statistics on violent crime such as homicide, shootings, and robberies, it would probably include the 67th precinct in East Flatbush, the 73rd in Brownsville, the 75th in East New York, the 77th in Crown Heights, and the 79th in Bedford-Stuyvesant.