Tags: cia | nypd | domestic | spying

CIA Presence in NYPD Leads to Charges of Domestic Spying

Image: CIA Presence in NYPD Leads to Charges of Domestic Spying

Thursday, 27 Jun 2013 11:59 AM

By Melanie Batley

Share:
  Comment  |
   Contact Us  |
  Print  
|  A   A  
  Copy Shortlink
Four CIA officers were sent to join the ranks of the New York City Police Department in the decade after the 9/11 attacks, but the unstructured arrangement gave agency officials unauthorized access to local police operations.

Urgent: Should the NSA Spy on Americans? Vote Here Now

According to a newly disclosed CIA inspector general's report, one officer believed there were no limitations on his activities, while another was given "unfiltered" police reports that included information unrelated to foreign intelligence, The New York Times reported.

CIA Inspector General David Buckley concluded in the report that the collaboration was fraught with "irregular personnel practices," that it lacked "formal documentation in some important instances," and that "there was inadequate direction and control" by agency supervisors.


"While negative public perception is to be expected from the revelation of the agency's close and direct collaboration with any local domestic police department, a perception that the agency has exceeded its authorities diminishes the trust placed in the organization," Buckley wrote in a cover memo to then-CIA director David Petraeus, the Times reported.

The December 2011 report was classified until a recent Freedom of Information Act lawsuit by the nonprofit civil-liberties group Electronic Privacy Information Center forced the agency to disclose the report's executive summary.

"The CIA is not permitted to engage in domestic surveillance," Ginger McCall, director of the group's Open Government Project, told The Times. "Despite the assurances of the CIA's press office, the activities documented in this report cross the line and highlight the need for more oversight."

CIA spokesman Dean Boyd told The Times that the inspector general found no legal violations or evidence that the agency's counterterrorism support to the police constituted "domestic spying."

Editor's Note: ObamaCare Is About to Strike Are You Prepared?

The report comes in the wake of heightened public interest in domestic spying following the disclosure of the National Security Agency's surveillance program and other lawsuits against the NYPD for its post-9/11 surveillance of Muslim communities.


© 2014 Newsmax. All rights reserved.

Share:
  Comment  |
   Contact Us  |
  Print  
  Copy Shortlink
Around the Web
Join the Newsmax Community
Please review Community Guidelines before posting a comment.
>> 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

500 Army Majors to Be Axed in Latest Budget Cuts

Friday, 01 Aug 2014 22:39 PM

Pink slips will start going out next week to about 500 Army majors – including some on duty in Afghanistan – in the late . . .

Arizona Inmate Was Injected 15 Times During Botched Execution

Friday, 01 Aug 2014 21:54 PM

During the nearly two hours it took for an Arizona death row inmate to die last week, executioners injected him with 15  . . .

Report: California Teachers Among Highest Paid

Friday, 01 Aug 2014 21:00 PM

Teachers in over half of California's schools are paid an average $84,489 a year, a new think tank survey shows.
 . . .

Most Commented

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