A New York Police Department email sent on Saturday night outlined the plans for police to clear the homeless from two separate subway stations in Brooklyn before Mayor Bill de Blasio (D.) arrived on Sunday.
Despite City Hall claiming that the email does not exist, the New York Post received a copy of it Tuesday that outlined the instructions for four police officers to divide and conquer the sweep of the two subway stations.
"Before the Mayor arrives at the 4th Avenue station, the officers are to sweep the station for homeless persons as well as the Jay Street station," the email said. "There will be press at the 4th Avenue station."
The email, which was sent out by an officer identified as Nandoo, was approved by its Operations Sergeant James Lynch.
Sources within law enforcement initially told the New York Post on Sunday that the email was sent "with the expectation that the subway stations would be free and clear of homeless people."
De Blasio spokesman Eric Phillips was asked for comment later on Sunday and replied, "These sources are refusing to provide their names because what they are saying is not true."
The next day, Phillips said on Twitter that there was "zero evidence" of the email and that there was "evidence of the opposite, in fact."
Sure. And there would be evidence of it. Zero evidence. Evidence of the opposite, in fact.
— Eric Phillips (@EricFPhillips) July 24, 2017