More than a dozen people were arrested at a rally outside the office of Damian Williams, the U.S. attorney for the Southern District of New York, Thursday afternoon.
Protesters rallied against Williams’ recent comments that his office is considering cracking down overdose prevention centers.
Advocates are calling on officials to open up more centers around the state.
Earlier this week, Gov. Kathy Hochul announced an $8 million investment in harm reduction strategies for people most vulnerable to overdoses.
Dr. Betty Kolod, city-based primary doctor and from the New York Doctor Coalition, an advocacy group, joined NY1 political anchor Errol Louis on “Inside City Hall” Friday to discuss more.
The New York Doctor Coalition sent Hochul a letter Thursday to "urge swift and decisive action to address the overdose crisis in our state through passing an executive order to authorize overdose prevention centers (OPCs) in high need areas across New York state."