Queens council member warns constituents of mayor’s anti-gun police unit


Council member Tiffany Cabán has been vocal about her staunch opposition to Mayor Eric Adams’ reinstatement of the anti-gun police unit that was disbanded in 2020 due to concerns over its constitutionality, saying it will do more harm than good. 

The mayor is bringing back the controversial plainclothes police unit — a special anti-crime force with officers on the ground in neighborhoods across the city dressed in modified uniforms — to root out gun violence. Adams announced in a press briefing last week that officers from the plainclothes unit will be dispatched throughout four precincts in south Queens — the 101st, 103rd, 105th and 113th — and in the 114th Precinct in Astoria as well.