Letitia James

De Blasio Rejects James' NYPD Recommendations

Jul 9, 2020
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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. 

Letitia James, New York City Public Advocate

May 6, 2015
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Letitia James for WBGO

New York City Public Advocate Letitia James is a fierce fighter for low income tenants facing eviction from predatory landlords. James is pained by the fact 60,000 people have to sleep in homeless shelters every night. She recently started a campaign to win equal pay for women working in City Hall. She is the first woman of color to hold citywide office in New York, a former city council member,a Legal Aid Society public defender and an assistant attorney general.