FREE e-Newsletter
Important News - Hot Topics
Get them Now!

Top News

City Council Approves Inspector General to Monitor NYPD

August 22, 2013  | 

Photo by Paul Clinton.
Photo by Paul Clinton.
The New York City Council today established an inspector general to oversee the New York Police Department, overriding Mayor Michael Bloomberg and Commissioner Ray Kelly.

An inspector general must be appointed early next year by the next mayor's Department of Investigation commissioner. The inspector general can probe police policies but recommendations won't be binding, reports the New York Daily News.

The oversight role will likely coincide with another independent monitor overseeing changes ordered by a federal judge to the NYPD's stop-and-frisk policy.

Earlier this month, U.S. District Court Judge Shira Scheindlin ruled that officers made thousands of discriminatory stops in minority neighborhoods and called on the agency to adopt on-body video cameras.

New York Police Commissioner Ray Kelly has defended stop-and-frisk, saying it has helped keep violent crime at historic lows.

The City Council's attempt to overhaul stop-and-frisk was vetoed by Mayor Bloomberg in June, leading to the vote today to override that veto. The council Thursday also passed a city law making it easier for people who believe they have been victims of racial profiling to file a complaint.

Tags: NYPD, Elected Leaders, On-Body Video, Civil Rights Cases


Comments (3)

Displaying 1 - 3 of 3

James J. Gerien @ 8/22/2013 4:28 PM

The pols seem to want the city to return to the days of crime and violence. Any cop who has a suspicion or gut feeling about a possible low life had best keep it to himself. Hope he will catch the low life in the act of mugging, raping or assaulting some poor citizen.

REtired NY Boss @ 8/22/2013 5:37 PM

Here come the 80's part II. Probably won't get as bad, but the crime rate is going to be heading up. So glad I'm out.

mikew @ 8/23/2013 9:13 AM

It was necessary to make a change because it was working and we don't want that!!!!

Join the Discussion





POLICE Magazine does not tolerate comments that include profanity, personal attacks or antisocial behavior (such as "spamming" or "trolling"). This and other inappropriate content or material will be removed. We reserve the right to block any user who violates this, including removing all content posted by that user.

Other Recent News

Officer's Son Suspected in Calgary Mass Murder
Matthew de Grood is in custody after four males and a female died following the...
Video: Dashcam Video Shows Small Town Iowa Shootout
Officer Brendan Zeimet was shot when he approached a truck, parked on the wrong side of...
Video: Disabled Wisconsin Officer Dies from 1991 Wound
Severson, Albee, and other deputies were approaching the suspect when he opened fire with...
Video: Heroic Boston Officer Recalls Marathon Bombing Response
He was just feet from the finish line, on-duty at the time, working crowd control, when...
North Carolina Officer Killed in Collision with Heavy Equipment
The North Carolina Department of Transportation said the accident involved Officer...

Get Your FREE Trial Issue and Win a Gift! Subscribe Today!
Yes! Please rush me my FREE TRIAL ISSUE of POLICE magazine and FREE Officer Survival Guide with tips and tactics to help me safely get out of 10 different situations.

Just fill in the form to the right and click the button to receive your FREE Trial Issue.

If POLICE does not satisfy you, just write "cancel" on the invoice and send it back. You'll pay nothing, and the FREE issue is yours to keep. If you enjoy POLICE, pay only $25 for a full one-year subscription (12 issues in all). Enjoy a savings of over 60% off the cover price!

Offer valid in US only. Outside U.S., click here.
It's easy! Just fill in the form below and click the red button to receive your FREE Trial Issue.
First Name:
Last Name:
Rank:
Agency:
Address:
City:
State:
  
Zip Code:
 
Country:
We respect your privacy. Please let us know if the address provided is your home, as your RANK / AGENCY will not be included on the mailing label.
E-mail Address:

Police Magazine