After one week on the job, new NYC Police Commissioner Dermot Shea sat down for his first interview with Eyewitness News.
Shea, the son of Irish immigrants who lived with four siblings jammed into a one-bedroom apartment in Queens, is now the boss of the country's largest police department.
"I view things a little differently through my lens, many commonalities with my predecessors, but terms of what I want to do, probably slightly different, always with the common theme of keeping New Yorkers safe," he said.
He has inherited a department where overall crime is down, but murders are ticking upward.
In fact, New York City will surpass 300 annual homicides for the first time in several years - half of those are because of guns.
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