‘No more freebies!’ Another 800 NYPD cops going into subways to stop fare evaders

NYPD Chief of Patrol John Chell issued a loud and clear message to fare evaders on Monday: “There’s no more freebies anymore!”

Chell made the statement during a press conference at the 125th Street-Lenox Avenue subway station on March 25 as police brass announced a new, week-long police surge into the subway system in the department’s latest attempt to crackdown on crime underground by zeroing-in on fare evasion.

Dubbed Operation Fare Play, the new policy will see transit police join cops from other sections of the NYPD and deploy 800 more members into undisclosed subway stops to catch those attempting to bypass the cost of the ride by turnstile hopping or rushing through the emergency gate.