Pressed in a debate Wednesday between the top 5 Democratic candidates for mayor, Maya Wiley would not say if she would permit New York Town cops maintain their guns.
Wiley was pressed on the difficulty by WCBS-Television/Ch. 2’s Marcia Kramer, who premised the concern all around current recommendations by state Attorney Typical Letitia James to make use-of-power a choice of very last vacation resort by legislation enforcement.
“Well, appear, one of the points we have to do is admit that the Mayor’s career is basic safety — security is job a person and I’m heading to keep New Yorkers secure when I’m mayor,” Wiley started.
But Kramer quickly interjected: “Will you choose the guns away from them?”
Wiley, a former de Blasio administration official and Civilian Grievance Overview Board chair, attempted to dance about the problem as soon as more but Kramer pressed: “But will you consider the guns away from the NYPD?”
“I am not ready to make that choice in a discussion,” Wiley conceded.
“I am heading to have a civilian commissioner and a civilian fee that is heading to hold the police accountable and make certain we’re safe and sound from criminal offense but also from law enforcement violence.”
The other candidates on the stage — Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams, previous Sanitation Commissioner Kathryn Garcia, city Comptroller Scott Stringer and tech entrepreneur Andrew Yang — pledged to allow the cops retain their guns.