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Department of Investigation Commissioner Mark G. Peters releases a report on 25 city run homeless shelters on March 12, 2015. (credit: Marla Diamond/WCBS 880)

Rats And Rot: NYC Report Rips Family Homeless Shelters

New York City investigators say decrepit and dangerous conditions and poor enforcement have been rampant in shelters that house nearly 12,000 homeless families with children.

03/12/2015

The New York City 911 call center. (Credit: CBS 2)

NYC Council Holds Hearing Into Report On Overhaul Of 911 System

The City Council is holding a hearing following a scathing report on the overhaul of the 911 system.

02/25/2015

The New York City 911 call center. (Credit: CBS 2)

Report: NYC’s Overhaul Of 911 System Delayed, Over Budget

New York City’s effort to modernize its 911 system is years behind schedule and $700 million over budget, a Department of Investigation probe found.

02/06/2015

The Mount Manresa property was sold for $15 million in February. (credit: CBS 2)

Father, Son Asbestos Inspectors Charged With Falsifying Records

Asbestos inspectors for a controversial Staten Island development project have been charged with falsifying records.

12/02/2014

A sign from the Department of Environmental Protection hangs near the polluted Gowanus Canal on June 2, 2009 in Brooklyn. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Authorities: City DEP Employees Carried On Bribery Scheme For Years

Three former New York City Department of Environmental Protection employees, and a contractor from Houston, have been charged in an alleged bribery scheme that authorities say went on for decades.

10/30/2014

Rachel Noerdling (Credit: CBS 2)

Rev. Sharpton Defends De Blasio Aide, Rachel Noerdlinger

Rev. Al Sharpton offered an impassioned defense of his former aide whose prominent role at City Hall has come under intense scrutiny, claiming that the criticism has been fueled by a movement to curb his own influence with Mayor de Blasio.

10/11/2014

Rachel Noerdling (Credit: CBS 2)

PBA President Concerned About How Investigation Into De Blasio Aide Has Been Handled

Lynch is asking why those working in City Hall are not being held to the same standard.

10/10/2014

Riker Island (file/credit: Getty Images)

2 Correction Officers Accused Of Smuggling Drugs Into Rikers Island

Two New York City correction officers were charged Tuesday with trafficking cocaine and smuggling oxycodone and contraband into the Rikers Island jail complex.

07/29/2014

Riker Island (file/credit: Getty Images)

Investigators Sweep Rikers Island; 12 Correction Officers Referred For Prosecution

Investigators on Monday searched about 75 locations at Rikers Island Monday for drugs, contraband and weapons as part of a probe into violence and other criminality.

06/23/2014

Former Brooklyn District Attorney Charles Joseph Hynes. (Credit: CBS 2)

Sources: Record As Prosecutor Might Not Help Ex-Brooklyn DA In Corruption Probe

A public corruption probe has snared former Brooklyn District Attorney Charles Joseph Hynes, and sources said his record as a prosecutor might not help him.

06/03/2014

Charles Hynes (brooklynda.org/)

Former Brooklyn DA Hynes Accused In Report Of Misusing Funds For Campaign

A probe by the city Department of Investigation has concluded that former Brooklyn District Attorney Charles misused assets seized from criminal defendants to pay a consultant who working on his campaign.

06/02/2014

A voter works up his ballot on Nov. 5, 2013 in Morningside Heights. (credit: Jesse Zanger/CBSNewYork)

DOI To Board Of Elections: Get Dead People Off Voter Rolls

The New York City Board of Elections has its work cut out for it, as the city Department of Investigations has asked the board to purge the dead and other ineligible voters from its rolls.

12/30/2013

Rose Gill Hearn

Bloomberg Appoints DOI Commissioner Hearn To Head Up Campaign Finance Board

On his penultimate day in office Monday, Mayor Michael Bloomberg announce3d outgoing City Department of Investigation Commissioner Rose Gill Hearn will take over as chair of the city Campaign Finance Board.

12/30/2013

Ariel Russo (Handout)

DOI: Human Error Caused Delayed Response In UWS Crash That Killed 4-Year-Old Girl

Ariel Russo was walking with her grandmother Katia Gutierez on June 4 when authorities said the SUV of a teenage driver being chased by police jumped the curb on Amsterdam Avenue.

12/19/2013

NYC Restaurant Rating System

Investigators: Consultant Distributed Phony Restaurant Grading Certificates

A restaurant consultant got an “A” for effort, but investigators said that he got an “F” for his attempt to pull off an alleged restaurant grading scam.

09/26/2013

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