During an interview on Fox News’s Justice with Judge Jeanine, Kerik said hundreds of NYPD officers have been injured during riots in which rioters, arsonists, and looters ravaged neighborhoods in Manhattan and Brooklyn.
In addition, Kerik said the civil unrest may be leading to hundreds of NYPD officers leaving their jobs as Mayor Bill de Blasio (D) has now vowed to cut funding and reduce the department’s power.
“Well, you’ve had over 300 — I think about 320 — that have been injured, I think some in the hospital,” Kerik said. “But there were over 300 injuries.”
“And the thing that scares me … I’m hearing close to 600 cops have either put in their papers or they’re talking to the [NYPD] about resigning or retiring,” Kerik continued.