Saturday, July 02, 1977

Police Taxi Squad

Responding to pressure from the taxi drivers’ union following the murders of two cabbies last weekend, Mayor Beame announced the formation of a special police taxi squad. At a City Hall news conference the Police Commissioner declined to say how the new 20 policemen in the new unit would function, but he indicated they might act as decoy drivers.

excerpt from NYT 7/2/77

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