New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio is reacting negatively to a recommendation that he be stripped of control of the NYPD.
New York State Attorney General Letitia James reviewed the recent protests and one of the recommendations she is making is to appoint a panel in place of de Blasio to hire and fire police commissioners and officers.
“I don’t think it will work," de Blasio said. "I think it will be counterproductive.”
The mayor rattled off a list of police reforms and data showing a drop in crime on his watch.