A former federal prosecutor who has monitored police in Washington, D.C., for more than a decade was named on Friday as the first-ever inspector general of the New York Police Department.
Bratton insists he’s not campaigning for his old job and said he hasn’t spoken with the de Blasio transition team.
The two Democratic candidates for mayor took shots at each other Thursday ahead of a veto override vote of two controversial NYPD oversight bills.
After years of burnishing a reputation as one of the nation’s most potent police forces, the NYPD appears poised to become one of the most closely monitored.
New York City Police Commissioner Ray Kelly made the rounds on the Sunday talk shows to again defend the controversial stop-and-frisk policy.
This is the first time de Blasio has topped a poll in this campaign. He has surged past former leader Christine Quinn. The City Council speaker is second with 24 percent.
Democrat Bill Thompson has ushered in a new phase in the hotly contested New York City mayor’s race after linking the NYPD’s controversial stop-and-frisk policy to the Trayvon Martin killing in Florida.
Mayor Michael Bloomberg on Tuesday vetoed two bills aimed at impacting the NYPD that were recently passed by the City Council.
One of the men running for New York City mayor, if elected, would be making a return to city government after an over 15-year absence.
“He is just as intent as ever on using his wealth to determine the outcome. It’s almost like he can’t let go, like he doesn’t understand it’s over. It’s time for the people to make decisions in this town again, not billionaires,” said mayoral hopeful Bill de Blasio.
Early Thursday morning, the City Council voted to create an inspector general to review and monitor the NYPD and expand the definition of racial profiling to include age, gender, sexual orientation and immigrant status.
Early Thursday morning the New York City Council voted on and passed two bills that will potentially impact how the NYPD operates on a day-to-day basis.
New York City Public Advocate and mayoral hopeful Bill de Blasio has called for the richest New Yorkers to pay a little more in taxes.
One of the proposals would make it easier for those who feel they’ve been racially profiled to sue the NYPD; the other measure would establish an independent inspector general to oversee the department.
John Liu, the Democratic New York City Comptroller and mayoral hopeful, tried to clarify what was a key part of his campaign for his current office.