NYPD Is Canceling Its Holiday Parties Because Of The Protests

December 18, 2014 | Prachi Gupta

NYPD precincts across the city are canceling their holiday parties amid the ongoing protests for Eric Garner, reports DNAinfo. The decision is one of practicality: officers pay for holiday parties themselves, and many are worried that they’ll have to skip the parties to work, patrolling the streets during a demonstration. So far, two thirds of the city’s precincts have canceled festive events.

The parties sound pretty nice:

All the precincts celebrate differently. Midtown South typically has a banquet-style affair, while the 9th Precinct was planning to hold its holiday party at the Scholastic building in SoHo this year, sources said.

Some get even ritzier: The 6th Precinct was planning to celebrate at upscale event space Capitale on the Bowery, sources said.

Many of the parties have open bars.

However, don’t feel too bad for the cops. They’re making a ton of money working overtime and many of them will push the celebrations off to January.

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