NYPD Commissioner Dermot Shea addressed calls to defund police, saying, “I fully support moving money towards youth programs. He added that public safety is imperative, and that “smart cuts” are the way to go.

Shea addressed rumors of his resignation, saying they’re “absolutely false.” Speaking on protests against police brutality, he said they were justified, but that some people had other agendas and acted out in ways that were not true to the cause.

Shea joined Mornings On 1 via Skype.