The NYPD’s new anti-gun teams are mainly conducting car stops to find illegal weapons as part of a recycled strategy that only turned up three firearms during the first few weeks, a Post analysis has found.
In addition to the paltry number of guns recovered during the car stops, most of the suspects pulled over by the anti-gun teams ended up being busted on low-level traffic offenses, arrest records show.
Since their launch, the new Neighborhood Safety Teams have made at least 52 car stops in neighborhoods plagued by gun violence, according to the latest data given to The Post by the NYPD. But the suspects were
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