There have been 40 separate threats against New York City police since two officers were shot and killed in Brooklyn Saturday, the NYPD said today.
Half of those threats have been deemed not credible. The rest are still under investigation. There have been four arrests in the four days since the shooting, officials said.
“All threats against members of the NYPD are taken seriously and are investigated immediately to determine the credibility and origin of the information,” the department said in a statement.
NYPD Sgt. Ed Mullins, president of the Sergeants Benevolent Association (SBA), issued a statement today noting that the department “received notice there would be a violent act committed at Precincts 73rd, 79th and 81st in Bedford-Stuyvesant,” the Brooklyn neighborhood where Officers Rafael Ramos and Wenjian Liu were slain Saturday.