The fallout from the NYPD no-showing Wednesday’s City Council hearing regarding the department’s controversial Strategic Response Group (SRG) continued to unravel Sunday.
The hearing focused on the role the unit played during the George Floyd protests and saw testimony that called for the unit to be disbanded, citing aggressive and violent responses during the 2020 demonstrations. However, that testimony remained one-sided since NYPD reps did not show up to tell their side of the story, which made lawmakers fume with anger and even threatened to pull funding.
That fury seemingly has not subsided, with Council member Tiffany Cabán penning an enraged message in her email newsletter. Cabán released the email to her constituents on March 5 in which she took the police department to task for failing to appear at City Hall a few days earlier.