Tags: catsimatidis | howard | safir | nypd | holder | war | police

Ex-NYC Top Cop Safir: Eric Holder Had 'War on Police'

Sunday, 10 May 2015 06:30 PM

Former U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder waged a "war on police," former New York City Police Commissioner Howard Safir said Sunday when asked about the federal probe of the Baltimore Police Department.

"He spent more time investigating police departments than he did investigating criminals," Safir told John Catsimatidis, host of "The Cats Roundtable" on AM 970 in New York. 

Story continues below.


But Safir called Holder's successor Loretta Lynch "fair and honest."

"As long as they’re going into this with the idea of improving policing rather than going after the police, it’s probably OK." he said.

Safir, who was commissioner during Mayor Rudolph Giuliani's administration, said that current Mayor Bill de Blasio's ending of "stop-and-frisk" policing was a mistake that will lead to more crime in the city.

"What’s happening now is the paradigm has changed. There’s not as much crime as there used to be," he said. "And what police need to do is continue to use stop-and-frisk tactics, but to dial it back. We don’t need to do 300,000 a year like we did when I was police commissioner."

He called de Blasio "totally wrong" for denying Police Commissioner Bill Bratton's request for 1,000 new officers.

"There are now 6,000 fewer police officers in the NYPD than when I was commissioner," said Safir, pointing out that during his tenure police didn't have the added duty of counter-terrorism patrols.

Related Stories:

© 2017 Newsmax. All rights reserved.

 
1Like our page
2Share
US
Former U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder waged a "war on police," former New York City Police Commissioner Howard Safir said Sunday when asked about the federal probe of the Baltimore Police Department.
catsimatidis, howard, safir, nypd, holder, war, police
249
2015-30-10
Sunday, 10 May 2015 06:30 PM
Newsmax Inc.
 

Newsmax, Moneynews, Newsmax Health, and Independent. American. are registered trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc. Newsmax TV, and Newsmax World are trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc.

NEWSMAX.COM
America's News Page
© Newsmax Media, Inc.
All Rights Reserved