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Mayor Announces Plan to Shift $1B Away From NYPD, End Solitary Confinement

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Mayor Bill de Blasio on Monday, presented a plan that would shift $1 billion away from the NYPD.

The announcement comes the day before mayor negotiates the final budget details with the City Council.

“Hopefully we can find a way with labor to avert layoffs. It’s not a given,” the mayor said regarding the savings needed in the city budget.

If implemented, layoffs would begin taking effect on October 1.

The mayor said that there will be a $500 million shift in capital funding to youth recreation centers and NYCHA developments.

De Blasio also announced that the city is moving to end solitary confinement in city jails.

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