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De Blasio Downplays Chokehold Report

Monday, January 12, 2015

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The mayor, who has been walking a fine line between his progressive base and his angry police force, said the Inspector General's document focused on the past.

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Chokeholds Subject of First NYPD Inspector General Report

Monday, January 12, 2015

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The Department of Investigation's new oversight office reviewed the 10 most recent chokehold cases and found inconsistent communication and discipline. 

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Activists Call for Investigation of NYPD Surveillance Practices

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

It's only his first week on the job, but political activists are already calling on the new Inspector General for the NYPD to investigate the department's Intelligence Division.

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What Exactly Would an NYPD Monitor Do?

Thursday, June 27, 2013

The New York City Council approved some of the most sweeping plans in years to impose new oversight over the NYPD. There were two bills passed with a veto-proof majority. One would expand the definition of racial profiling and a second would establish an inspector general with subpoena power to recommend changes to the NYPD's policies and practices.

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Council Supporters Say They'll Survive Bloomberg, NYPD Challenges to Police Bills

Thursday, June 27, 2013

The passage of a pair of police oversight bills by the city council late last night - one to create an inspector general to oversee the police and the other to make it easier to sue the police over bias allegations - starts the clock ticking for Mayor Bloomberg, who has 30 days to make good on his promise to veto the legislation.

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Bills To Curb NYPD Head To Full Council

Monday, June 24, 2013

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The City Council voted Monday to bring two bills aimed at increasing oversight of the NYPD to a full floor vote later this week. The "motion to discharge" is a rare procedural move that allows a bill sponsor along with other Council members to bypass the committee process.

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Mayor, Kelly Clash With Council Over Bills to Curb Stop and Frisk

Monday, June 24, 2013

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A coalition of City Council members is pushing for a vote on two bills that would create greater oversight of the NYPD as part of a curbing of stop and frisk, despite strong opposition from the Bloomberg administration.

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Analysis: What the Position of Inspector General Means for the NYPD

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

The role of the inspector general could be the most significant oversight of the NYPD to date. Or it could be a toothless monitor that adds a layer of bureaucracy.  

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Bloomberg Says He'd Veto Proposal for NYPD Monitor

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Mayor Michael Bloomberg is urging New York City Council members to oppose a plan for an inspector general at the Police Department.

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Cuomo Says He’ll Put a Stop to Parking Placard Abuse

Wednesday, April 06, 2011

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Governor Andrew Cuomo said the practice of issuing parking placards to state employees and elected officials "is prone to abuse" and he is planning to overhaul the entire system.

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Candidates Take Shots in AG Debate

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Candidates for Attorney General of New York Eric Schneiderman and Dan Donovan squared off in a debate held Monday at WAMC public radio studios and co-sponsored by the Albany Times Union.

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Report from NY Solicitor General Finds Elected Officials Rigged Aqueduct Bidding Process

Thursday, October 21, 2010

New York State's highest-ranking elected officials rigged the bidding process for an unqualified gaming company seeking a lucrative contract to bring gambling to Aqueduct race track. That's the conclusion of a new report by the state's Inspector General Joseph Fisch.

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Inspector General's Report Finds Elected Officials Rigged Aqueduct Bidding Process

Thursday, October 21, 2010

New York State's highest-ranking elected officials rigged the bidding process for an unqualified gaming company seeking a lucrative contract to bring gambling to Aqueduct race track. That's the conclusion of a new report by the state's Inspector General Joseph Fisch.

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