Congressman Hakeem Jeffries

Representing the 8th District of New York

Rep. Jeffries Statement on the Appointment of Ben Tucker as First Deputy Commissioner of the NYPD

Nov 5, 2014
Press Release

New York, NY– Today, Congressman Hakeem Jeffries (NY-08) released the following statement on the appointment of Ben Tucker as the First Deputy Commissioner of the NYPD:

"The departure of Chief Banks, which seems to have been unnecessarily provoked, left a gaping hole that the police department will struggle to fill. Ben Tucker has an interesting background, but there is no recent evidence of any meaningful community-based experience.  Let's hope he will be successful, but the jury is out."

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