By Greg B. Smith
The de Blasio administration claims in its official report on homeless shelter safety that in 2017 there were zero cases of drug possession, drug sales or drug use inside the Bedford-Atlantic Armory shelter in Crown Heights.
This statistic was a big surprise to the Department of Homeless Services police who are assigned to enforce order inside and around the sprawling Brooklyn shelter — one of the biggest in the city.
Internal crime reports obtained by the Daily News show that Homeless Services Department police responded to 113 narcotics-related incidents at the armory last year. During that time they made 51 narcotics-related arrests — an average of about one a week.
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Source: The New York Daily News (via Empire Report New York)