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NYPD Assigns Undercover Patrols To Prevent Anti-Asian Attacks

Officers will be placed in areas with large Asian populations in an effort to prevent attacks.

NYPD Assigns Undercover Patrols To Prevent Anti-Asian Attacks
Eduardo Munoz Alvarez / AP
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The New York Police Department is stepping up patrol to address a rise in hate crimes against Asian Americans.

The department is planning to use undercover officers by the end of the weekend in the areas with large Asian populations in an effort to prevent attacks. Police also added two detectives to a hate crime task force.