Mayor Adams likely to beef up police presence as plans for migrant tent camps in Bronx move ahead, official says

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New York Daily News

NEW YORK — Out of public safety concerns, Mayor Eric Adams’ administration is likely to surge more cops into the Bronx neighborhood where it plans to soon start housing hundreds of Latin American migrants in tent camps, according to the local Council member. Councilwoman Marjorie Velazquez, D-Bronx, whose district includes the Orchard Beach parking lots where the tents will be erected, told the Daily News she asked Deputy Mayor of Public Safety Phil Banks’ team in a Thursday phone call to beef up the officer headcount at nearby precincts in anticipation of the tents going up. Velazquez said sh…

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