NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – New York City Police Commissioner Ray Kelly has for the first time voiced his frustrations with new federal security rules for the Statue of Liberty.
Kelly said the only way to protect the symbol of liberty and freedom is to screen passengers before they get on the ferries. He added he’s not sure why the federal government isn’t listening to the NYPD’s concerns.
“It may have something to do with the sequester, I’m not certain. But we think that it is necessary in this day and age to have that layer of protection in Manhattan before people get on a boat to go to the island,” Kelly told WCBS 880’s Marla Diamond.