NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – Predictions are rising as New York City and surrounding areas prepare for an in ruling The trial of Derek Chauvin.
As Aundrea Cline-Thomas of CBS2 reported, NYPD are getting ready for possible rallies.
Times Square is one of the few locations where police are gathering because of the vandalism and destruction of property last summer. But after increasing tensions with peaceful protesters, the ministry said the officers’ tactics will be different this time.
With the Chauvin case in the hands of a juror of Minneapolis, many people across the city are preparing for the verdict.
“If he’s not guilty, I think it’ll be a problem,” said one.
“If the verdict isn’t like, Hey, he’s going to be in jail forever,” then I know people will object, “said another.
“If he was acquitted, I think there would be a lot of riot,” added another.
PROPOSALS AND REPORT OF THE POLICE
Police sources told CBS2’s Ali Bauman that the department has scheduled the deployment of specialized units, such as the Strategic Response Team and the Critical Response Command, to mobilize from fixed positions. in the whole city.
Bike patrols will be deployed to areas such as SoHo, Times Square and the Barclays Center, where small groups vandalize businesses in June.
Police said this was a different approach following the lawsuits, including one from the attorney general’s alleged use of excessive force and other techniques that injured peaceful protesters. In summer last year.
CBS2 asked Director Rodney Harrison last month on how the NYPD handled criticism.
“I don’t think in the beginning community issues faced so many protests like this. In the future, they will lead the responsibility associated with working with protesters, ”said Harrison.
The lessons learned are also changing the approach for businesses.
“I thought it was a sad day in New York when we had to get on the train, but we’ve come a long way,” said Mark Jaffe, of the Greater New York Chamber of Commerce.
Jaffe says businesses are getting ready, without having to get on board.
“We feel confident that the verdict will be justified and we can go on,” Jaffe said.
Now, they wait, while all eyes are on Minneapolis.
Sources told CBS2 that the NYPD has yet to set up the mandatory 12-hour shifts for officers, but that is still an option at the jury’s decision and the incident.