Fact Check: Did Alvin Bragg Deploy 38,000 Police Officers During Trump’s Arraignment
Written by Odhiambo Shem on April 15, 2023
Allegations by former US President Donald Trump’s son Eric Trump that Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg closed down Ney York City, called up 38,000 New York Police Officers (NYPD) and spent $200 million during the former Head of State’s arraignment are false.
Eric in a tweet that has been shared over 18,000 times accused Bragg of putting the highest level of corruption in the US history.
“Alvin Bragg has shut down the entire city, called up 38,000 NYPD police officers, closed down the FDR Drive and is spending an estimated $200 million of city funds, all for a $130,000 NDA. I never thought I would see this level of corruption in the United States,” he tweeted.
The claims were also made by the former US President in his Truth Social platform.
According to the spokesperson for the New York City mayor’s office Fabien Levy, the NYPD currently has less than 34,000 officers.
“The NYPD doesn’t even have 38,000 officers on patrol, let alone 34,000 who were on patrol in lower Manhattan,” Levy told the press.
He noted that not all officers were deployed during Trump’s arraignment and the $200 million figure that was allegedly spent is made up.
“The $200 million figure is made up and not based off of anything real,” Levy added.
This fact check was produced by Sky 106.1 FM