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Former NYPD commissioner Howard Safir dies

Posted 9/15/23

Howard Safir, the former NYPD commissioner whose four-year tenure in the late 1990s included sharp declines in the city's murder tolls but also some of its most notorious episodes of police killings of Black men, has died.

Safir's son told The New York Times his father had died Monday at a hospital in Annapolis, Maryland, from a sepsis infection. He was 81.

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