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NYC to cut overtime pay for police despite being understaffed by 'thousands'

New York City will be cutting overtime pay for its police officers in an effort to pay for the city's ongoing migrant crisis despite police complaints that they are already understaffed.

By Anders Hagstrom

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Fox News Digital reached out to the four impacted agencies for comment, but they have yet to respond. The Adams administration's plan also implements a hiring freeze. City Hall confirmed it sent a memo notifying various agencies of the change, but it declined to provide the document.

The cost-cutting program comes after Adams described the flow of migrants into NYC as a "financial tsunami" on Sunday. He has in the past predicted that the migrant crisis will "destroy" the city.


"We are about to experience a financial tsunami that I don’t think the city has ever experienced," Adams said in an interview with local media. "Every service in this city is going to be impacted, from child service to our seniors to housing. Everything will be impacted."

NYC has devoted massive resources to housing migrants, and some of the migrants have touted their amenities.(Selcuk Acar/)

NYC has devoted massive resources to housing the migrants, and some of the migrants have touted their amenities.

A migrant from Venezuela told The New York Post that he was enjoying his stay at a "migrant hotel" at the McCarren Play Center in New York City just days after Adams called for a state of emergency over the migrant crisis.

"I brought my wife and children to the pool on Sunday, and there was no problem," Mujica said. "We all swam between 12 p.m. and 5 p.m.," Mujica said, adding, "It’s a very nice pool."

Adams warned that women and children may soon have to share spaces with single men, and public safety could be threatened, alluding to a brawl that broke out at a migrant shelter in Brooklyn last week.

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Democratic New York City Mayor Eric Adams described the migrants coming to NYC as a "financial tsunami." (Luiz C. Ribeiro/New York Daily News/Tribune News Service via Getty Images)

Responding to criticism that his words were deemed "reckless," Mayor Adams said the reality on the ground "was not an academic exercise."

"This is not a utopia. New York City cannot manage 10,000 people a month with no end in sight," he said. "That can’t happen, and that is going to undermine this entire city."

Fox News' Bradford Betz contributed to this report.


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