Fury as cop cars go political
A number of NYPD vehicles in The Bronx have been illegally stamped with stickers telling people to vote “no” on a referendum to hold a constitutional convention in Albany.
The bumper stickers were photographed on NYPD vehicles belonging to the 40th Precinct (right) in Mott Haven as recently as Wednesday.
“Vote NO! constitutional convention = more taxes,” the stickers read.
If held, the convention could result in far-reaching changes to the state Constitution — including police officer pensions.
Law-enforcement unions have stated their opposition to the convention.
Pro-convention activists were incensed at the bumper stickers.
“Using government resources in this way is totally illegal,” said Evan Davis of the Committee for a Constitutional Convention. “It’s disappointing to see the NYPD, which is charged with upholding the law, breaking it.”
An NYPD spokesperson said that precinct commanders have been instructed to follow guidelines regarding “unauthorized items that are affixed to vehicles.”
A City Hall spokesperson said city employees are “prohibited from engaging in political activity during work hours.”