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Rep. Alexandria-Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) on Tuesday slammed an agreement to slash $1 billion from the budget of the New York City Police Department (NYPD), declaring the decision is “not a victory” and that “the fight to defund policing continues.”

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio (D) and the City Council struck a tentative deal to cut $1 billion from the NYPD’s budget by moving school safety services to the city’s Department of Education, according to the Gotham Gazette.

On Tuesday, Ocasio-Cortez slammed the tentative deal in a pointed statement: “Defunding the police means defunding the police. It does not mean budget tricks or funny math. It does not mean moving school police officers from the NYPD budget to the Department of Education budget so that the exact same police remain in schools.”

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The New York Democrat added: “It does not mean counting overtime cuts as cuts, even as NYPD ignores every attempt by City Council to curb overtime spending and overspends on overtime anyways. it does not mean hiring more police officers while cutting more than $800M from NYC schools. If these reports are accurate, then these proposed ‘cuts’ to NYPD’s budget are a disingenuous illusion. This is not a victory. The fight to defund policies continues.”

Plans to slash funding come after the New York Post reported that shootings in New York City surged following the NYPD’s recent decision to dismantle its plainclothes anti-crime unit. In the last nine days, 110 people have reportedly been shot in the Big Apple.

Anthonine Pierre, a press representative for Communities United for Police Reform, slammed De Blasio’s plan to cut funding for the NYPD: “Mayor de Blasio and Speaker [Corey] Johnson are using funny math and budget tricks to try to mislead New Yorkers into thinking that they plan to meet the movement’s demands for at least $1B in direct cuts”

“This is a lie,” Pierre added.

On Monday, de Blasio confirmed plans to slash police funding, telling reporters: “I am excited to say that we have a plan that can achieve real reform.”

“Everything was with an eye to safety, so we will be able to ensure the patrol strength we need. We will be able to ensure that school safety can do its job. The school safety issue would be addressed over several years,” the left-wing mayor continued.

“I was skeptical at first, and wanted to see how it could all come together,” he added. “A lot of painstaking work occurred to figure out the right way to do things.”

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Police release photo of man wanted for questioning in Brandon Hendricks shooting

Police have identified a man wanted for questioning in the fatal shooting of 17-year-old Brandon Hendricks.

The NYPD released a photo late Friday of Najhim Luke, 22, and asked for the public’s help in finding him.

Hendricks was gunned down June 28 in the Morris Heights section of the Bronx, a week after his graduation from James Monroe High School, where he was a standout basketball player and “inquisitive and intelligent” student.

Hendricks’ death has become a flashpoint in the gun violence scourge that has rocked the city the past month amid a shakeup in the NYPD, anti-police brutality protests and mass release of parolees and no-bail suspects.

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Hendricks’ mother decried the shooting surge in an interview with The Post Tuesday — and said she’ll never be able to forgive his killer.

“This person that takes my son’s life, I have no forgiveness for that person,” said Eve Hendricks, 49. “I’ll never, ever forgive that person as long as I live because that person took away my world. That person shattered my heart.”

Luke is described as about 140 pounds and 6 feet tall.

Anyone with information is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477).

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