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Asst. Chief Judith Harrison talks 1st month leading Brooklyn North: Gun violence, protests and more

Posted at 9:45 AM, Jul 29, 2020
and last updated 2020-07-29 09:51:45-04

BROOKLYN — Just a month into her new job as commanding officer of Brooklyn North, NYPD's Assistant Chief Judith Harrison talks about the recent weeks and becoming the first woman to hold the position.

Brooklyn North is notoriously one of the most violent sections of the city and Chief Harrison spoke on the recent uptick in gun violence in her borough, including the tragic fatal shooting of a 1-year-old.

Before Harrison took over leading Brooklyn North, Chief Jeffrey Maddrey spent years in the position coming up with creative ways to build relationships with the community.

Harrison explained how she hopes to continue the work to earn the community's trust.

Harrison also spoke on video of a controversial arrest on Wednesday that shows the NYPD pulling an 18-year-old woman protesting, who was wanted for previous allegations, into an unmarked minivan in Manhattan.

Harrison told Dan Mannarino the incident is being investigated by Chief of Detectives Rodney Harrison, to determine whether or not there should be any kind of disciplinary action.