NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP) — The New York City Council will formally direct the NYPD inspector general to investigate how the agency tracks, monitors and addresses abusive police conduct.
Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito made the announcement Wednesday in response to the apparent police chokehold that led to the death of Eric Garner.
“The City Council will be taking a comprehensive look at the steps we can take to find a positive outcome from the tragic events which led to the death of Eric Garner,” Mark-Viverito said in a statement.
Mark-Viverito said the majority of NYPD officers serve honorably. She said the two-pronged effort will ensure the actions of a few “don’t malign the whole.”
“We’re trying to get a report that we can then analyze and have further oversight hearings on,” she said.