‘Sleight of hand’? Mayor Adams says ‘solitary confinement’ ban proponents engaged in misinformation to push bill through City Council

Mayor Eric Adams on Sunday accused City Council members who approved a purported “solitary confinement” ban in the city’s correctional facilities of playing a “sleight of hand” to push through reforms that, he says, would undermine the security of detainees and guards alike.

The mayor officially vetoed the legislation, Intro. 549-a, on Friday, the same day he also struck down the “How Many Stops Act” which City Council leaders say will make the NYPD more transparent — but Hizzoner and police officials argue would bog officers down in needless paperwork to report general interactions with the public.