Mayor Eric Adams’ Forced Mental Health Evaluation Policy Is Leading To Hundreds of Complaints – and Doesn’t Help the NYPD’s Continued Search For Help

by Jan 3, 2023Uncategorized0 comments

Law enforcement veteran Michael Letts explains why a change is needed in New York, now more than ever.

In an effort to calm the growing erratic citizens of New York City, Mayor Eric Adams has instituted a new policy that would allow emergency responders to transport people to hospitals for mental illness evaluations, even if it’s against their will. But as a result of this new policy, two new problems have emerged.

The first is that the number of complaints from this policy have risen, according to a report from the Civilian Complaint Review Board. But the second is even more severe, as the New York Police Department now faces even more opposition, at a time in which it’s already at a very low morale.

Thousands have either retired or quit the force over the last couple of years, and with continuous implementation of policies such as this, things won’t likely get any better anytime soon.

Here to shed some light on this subject is Michael Letts, a law enforcement veteran with over 30 years of experience under his belt. Currently, Letts serves as president, founder and CEO for InVest USA, an organization that provides bulletproof vests to police officers through various charitable groups and sponsorships. His expertise should prove useful in this matter.


  1. From a personal perspective, how much trouble would you say the New York Police Department is in right now?
  2. Do you think the continued changes in policy from Mayor Adams and Governor (Kathy) Hochul are making things even worse for the department?
  3. What’s your take on Adams’ new policy? He seems to be creating a bigger workload for the NYPD, despite the fact that the department has already been spread pretty thin.
  4. Do you think there’s a place for recognizing the need for mental health assistance? And if so, should it be implemented in a way where it’s not forced on someone?
  5. If this continues, do you see even more people resigning from the New York Police Department? That doesn’t look good for the city’s continuously growing crime rate.
  6. You’re the creator of InVest USA, an organization that provides bulletproof vests to police officers through various charitable groups and sponsorships. Tell us more about that, and why support for fellow officers is so important right now.
  7. We understand that InVest USA is also actively involved with Twitter. Where can interested parties learn more?

Those interested in what I do on Twitter can do so on the official Invest USA account.

About Michael Letts:

Michael Letts is the Founder, President, and CEO of InVest USA, a national grassroots non-profit organization that is helping hundreds of communities provide thousands of bulletproof vests for their police forces through educational, public relations, sponsorship, and fundraising programs. He also has over 30 years of law enforcement experience under his belt, hence his pro-police stance for his brothers and sisters in blue. Those interested in learning more about Letts can visit his official website here.