Ithaca PBA Says Police Staffing, Violence In City Has Reached Crisis Level

The president of the union representing cops within the Ithaca Police Department says violent crime in the city and a staffing crisis have combined to create an emergency situation.

He called the combination of issues ‘critical’ and said that attempts by groups like the Ithaca PBA to get city officials to address staffing have fallen flat.

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