Safety measures have been added to McGolrick Park since the brutal stabbing of George Carroll, which occurred on the evening of August 18 on the park’s Monitor Street edge. The NYPD upgraded surveillance cameras in the area that are able to livestream the video feed to monitors in the 94th Street Precinct. On September 21st Assemblyman Joseph Lentol announced he received a response from NYPD Commissioner James O’Neill in regards to a letter that requested additional police resources around McGolrick Park and the 94th Precinct.
Commissioner O’Neill communicated, “Captain Peter Rose, Commanding Officer of the 94th Precinct, has currently assigned a fixed post for the one square block that encompasses McGolrick Park. The precinct has just received six new recruits from the Police Academy and will be receiving an additional seven officers from the recruit class scheduled to graduate in December.” He also mentioned the upgrade to the surveillance cameras.
“A young man lost his life – a life can never be replaced and we know how deeply he will be missed. We must not let that ever happen again. These additional resources are the first steps to preventing these senseless crimes. I look forward to a safer McGolrick Park, but these additional officers will also help all of Greenpoint and Williamsburg,” Lentol said.
On August 31st, Gary Correa, 19, was brought to the 94th Precinct and charged with the murder of George Carroll. The accused is a resident of Bushwick Houses has thirteen prior arrests and currently faces several charges for armed robberies during 2016.