Facing Surge in NYC Murders, NYPD Undergoes Shake-Up

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In light of increasing murder rates this past year, NYPD commissioner Ray Kelly is shifting the officers in about 40 police departments, a move that will “shuffle bosses in every borough and affect dozens of units.” While the department has not expressly indicated the reason for the shake-up, a police source (who called the order “very unlike Kelly”) told the Post that some of the department commanders “were getting burned out or stale” and that this will be a way to provide some new energy and fresh faces. The number of murders in the city has risen 20.2 percent this past year.

NYPD command shift over slay surge [NYP]