"I'm really concerned about you saying that you can not do this cap because it is critical to provide some relief for individuals who are truly struggling, the middle class the lower-income middle-income communities that I represent are struggling to pay their property tax bills", Malliotakis said.
Mayor Bill de Blasio also quickly condemned violence against NY police following the first attack Saturday night. "Members of New York's law enforcement community put their lives on the line every day to keep us safe, and they deserve our respect and appreciation". These attacks are heinous.
"This was an attempt to assassinate police officers".
Two uniformed officers were sitting in a locked police van with emergency lights activated when a man is seen approaching them.
Robert Williams, 45, of the Bronx, was captured after he walked into a police station in the Bronx and started shooting shortly before 8 a.m. Sunday, police said.
Shea said the gunman shot and wounded an officer in an unprovoked attack on a patrol van. A man walked up to the driver's side of the van and asked for help finding an address, police said.
When they rolled down their window, witnesses say both cops noticed the man was holding a gun and attempted to escape by hitting the gas and attempting to drive away, New York Daily News reports. Shea said the bullets narrowly missed the officer's carotid artery. She said there were also concerns about Shea's words. The wounded officer is expected to make a full recovery but is staying in the hospital for observation.
AP New York City police officers work the scene of a police involved shooting outside the 41st precinct Sunday Feb. 9 2020 in New York
New York City police officers work the scene of a police involved shooting outside the 41st precinct Sunday, Feb. 9, 2020, in New York. When an officer answered, the shooter opened fire, striking one near the jaw.
The shooting inside the precinct headquarters came just hours after another attack in the same section of the Bronx, involving a man who bore a close resemblance to the one depicted in the security camera videos.
New York Mayor Bill de Blasio also spoke at the press conference, praising the officers for their response to the shooting.
The officer will be held for observation overnight and Shea anticipated he could likely be discharged Sunday.
Officials said at a press conference on February 9 that Williams had a "lengthy violent criminal history" and was arrested in 2002 for attempted murder after shooting a person, carjacking a woman, crashing her vehicle, and then getting into a shootout with members of the New York City police department.
Donna Lieberman, executive director of the New York Civil Liberties Union, condemned the attack on the officers.
He was injured when his patrol van was ambushed Saturday night by the gunman, who then - some 12 hours later - is believed to have opened fire inside a Bronx police station, where a lieutenant was struck the arm.
Police are advising to stay away from the area.