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400 Percent Increase in NYPD Retirements Leads to Daily Cap

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Protesters and police officers clash for the second morning in a row on July 1, 2020 in New York City. (David Dee Delgado/Getty Images)

By    |   Wednesday, 08 July 2020 09:11 PM

New York Police officers are filing for retirement at such a rapid pace, the department has decided to limit the number allowed per day, according to the New York Post.

The number of NYPD retirements has quadrupled since this time last year, as the city faces a spike in shootings and homicides. 

Between June 29 and July 6, 179 officers have filed for retirement, according to the NYPD. That represents a 411% jump in retirements compared to the same stretch of time in 2019.

Since the department stopped giving out over time, it's been undermanned and unable to handle the sea of retirement applications that continue to come in. So it decided to cut the number of retirement applications each day it can receive.

“Apparently, the pension section is only taking a certain amount of people per day and I think they are backed up till late July, early August,” one officer said. “That’s why you don’t see like 100 a day, because they are only doing like 35 to 40 a day, by appointment.”

Sources have attributed the rush to retire to the city's growing number of shootings and anti-cop attitudes. Added to that, the protests in June gave a lot of overtime pay to officers, which also gave many a hike in pension payouts for those eligible to retire.  

“This is the best time to leave,” said one officer.“You’ve padded the numbers as high as you can pad them.”

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