Eric Adams picks fight with liberal city council: ‘We cannot handcuff the police’

New York City Mayor Eric Adams vetoed two bills Friday to protect police officers from restrictions placed on them by the city council.

Adams rejected a ban on solitary confinement, Intro 549-A, in order to protect jail workers from violent detainees. According to the mayor, the practice hasn’t been used in city jails “for years.” As a previous New York Police Department captain, Adams explained his reasoning in an announcement at City Hall.

“We cannot handcuff the police,” he said. “We want to handcuff bad people who are violent.”

The second bill to get the chop was the How Many Stops Act, which would have required officers to record more detailed records about the New Yorkers they stopped during their day. Adams accused the bill of attempting to slow officers down “in unnecessary paperwork” and as a result
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