Bloomberg Says He'd Veto Proposal for NYPD Monitor

Wednesday, 20 Mar 2013 12:49 PM

 

Share:
  Comment  |
   Contact Us  |
  Print  
|  A   A  
  Copy Shortlink

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

Bloomberg said Wednesday he would veto the proposal if it passed. He says it would make the city less safe.

City Council Speaker Christine Quinn says she expects to have enough votes to override a veto.

The proposal has been championed by civil liberties advocates troubled by some of the department's practices. They include widespread spying on Muslims, detailed in a series of stories by The Associated Press. Critics also oppose the extensive use of the tactic known as stop and frisk.

The city says the police department already gets enough oversight from a civilian complaint board and other entities.

© Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

Share:
  Comment  |
   Contact Us  |
  Print  
  Copy Shortlink
Around the Web
Join the Newsmax Community
>> Register to share your comments with the community.
>> Login if you are already a member.
blog comments powered by Disqus
 
Email:
Retype Email:
Country
Zip Code:
 
Hot Topics
Follow Newsmax
Like us
on Facebook
Follow us
on Twitter
Add us
on Google Plus
Around the Web
You May Also Like

Rep. Issa Pushing New Postal Bill to End Saturday Delivery

Monday, 21 Apr 2014 08:12 AM

House Oversight Committee Chairman Darrell Issa is facing a battle in Congress to pass bipartisan legislation to overhau . . .

Ukraine Peace Deal Falters as Rebels Show No Sign of Surrender

Monday, 21 Apr 2014 07:22 AM

An agreement reached last week to avert wider conflict in Ukraine was faltering as the new week began, with pro-Moscow s . . .

GAO Details Sebelius' Enroll America Fundraising Efforts

Monday, 21 Apr 2014 07:06 AM

The General Accountability Office provided details about how the White House raised money to promote health insurance en . . .

Newsmax, Moneynews, and Independent. American. are registered trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc. Newsmax TV, NewsmaxWorld, NewsmaxHealth, are trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc.

 
NEWSMAX.COM
America's News Page
©  Newsmax Media, Inc.
All Rights Reserved