NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP) – A poll finds New York City voters overwhelmingly support a plan to put the New York Police Department under the scrutiny of an outside watchdog.
The Quinnipiac University poll finds that majorities of all racial groups and both sexes support creating the position of inspector general to independently monitor the police department.
“New Yorkers overwhelmingly favor the idea of an inspector general for the police department, 66 to 25,” said Maurice Carroll, Quinnipiac University Polling Director.
White voters support the independent police monitor by a margin of 53 to 38 percent. More than three out of four black and Hispanic voters support the proposal.