NEW YORK, N.Y. — The New York Police Department has launched a first-of-its-kind task force to tackle the rise in hate crimes committed against Asian Americans amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
“The number of anti-Asian harassment or hate crime has risen since the pandemic broke in Wuhan,” he said.
“As far as I know, we are the first police department to have an Asian hate crime task force,” said Stewart Loo, the Commanding Officer of the New York Police Department’s Asian Hate Crime Task Force.
“She was able to give us information that led to identifying those two suspects, which led to their apprehension.”“I’m glad the city is sending out this task force,” Chau said.
The task force aims to create a better, more understanding culture around reporting hate crimes.