For over a decade, the NYPD has ignored, and at times sanctioned Shomrim's complete disregard for the law. However, the 66th Precinct's current Incompetent CO Michael Deddo has allowed Shomrim unprecedented leave to break the law.
|NYPD 66th Precinct Incompetent CO Michael Deddo.|
|Illegal BSSP Shomrim forklift blocking a lane of traffic in the center of 13th Avenue in Brooklyn, NY.|
Last week, concerned community residents confronted Deddo on his approval and sanctioning of other such uninsured and unregistered Hi-Lo's operating with impunity in his command.
His response? It is legal and permitted in the 66th Precinct.
In the following video, Incompetent 66th Precinct CO Michael Deddo, publicly declares that he will not force businesses to cease using these illegal forklifts in his command, and calling it legal. Days later such a forklift nearly cost a woman her life. In the video you will also Shomrim leader Marc Katz Unit-18 calling for order after frustrated residents shared their concerns with Deddo. Katz serves as the 66th Precinct Community Council President, despite an evident conflict of interest as Shomrim leader.
This week, an illegal Hi-Lo seriously injured and nearly killed an elderly woman, as it crushed both her legs. Click here for the NY Post article on this reckless accident, and click here for the NY Daily News report.
Did Michael Deddo's incompetency nearly cost this woman her life?
NYPD accident investigators on the scene were reportedly utterly shocked that the local precinct under Mike Deddo's command, publicly tolerates such reckless behavior. But to local residents, this comes as no shock at all.
We have previously reported on Deddo allowing Shomrim to drive unregistered and uninsured vehicles that did not bear license plates.
But Deddo's incompetency stretches far beyond allowing Shomrim a dangerous free reign in the community. In his zealous defense of Shomrim and their illegal practices, other business owners have learned from Shomrim to recklessly operate Hi-Lo forklifts with impunity too. And this week, it seriously injured and nearly cost an innocent woman her life.
Deddo is a hindrance to NYPD's reforms, and represents the very worst of policing.