COVID-19: NYC Quote of the Day 2020-03-29

Friday, March 27, 2020, NYC Mayor de Blasio on WNYC's Brian Lehrer Show - Call 3-1-1, Not their Precinct

Question: Mr. Mayor, there's no social distancing. I live right across the street from St. Nicholas Park and there were about 15 or 20 people there yesterday, so I called the 26th Precinct and the officer desk said he couldn't do anything.

Mayor: I'm going to talk to the Police Commissioner to make sure that the commanding officer at the 26th Precinct understands that all the men and women under his command can never say they can't do anything, the NYPD is supposed to serve people in the city in every situation. I want people to call 3-1-1, not their precinct. Call 3-1-1 if you see people hanging out in the park, congregating. If you see a grocery store that's too full, if you see a line outside of pharmacy that people are, like, a normal line instead of everyone's six feet apart from each other, call 3-1-1. That will lead to NYPD being alerted or Parks Department or Fire Department, whoever's got people nearest to come over and break it up.
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