NYPD oversight bills

City Council overrides Bloomberg’s Community Safety Act veto
City Council overrides Bloomberg’s Community Safety Act veto
Politics Liam La Guerre 8/22/2013 at 5:05PM

The New York City Council voted to override Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s veto of the controversial Community Safety Act. The act contains two bills, one that will create an inspector general to oversee the activities of the police department and have subpoena power, while the other bill will make it easier for people to sue the [...]

Queens’ Morning Roundup
Queens’ Morning Roundup
Top Stories Cristabelle Tumola 8/22/2013 at 7:03AM

TODAY’S FORECAST Thursday: Overcast with a chance of a thunderstorm and a chance of rain. High of 86. Winds from the SW at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 40%. Thursday night: Mostly cloudy with a chance of a thunderstorm and a chance of rain. Low of 70. Winds from the West at 5 to 10 mph. [...]

Judge rules NYPD’s stop-and-frisk policy unconstitutional
Judge rules NYPD’s stop-and-frisk policy unconstitutional
Top Stories Liam La Guerre 8/12/2013 at 1:48PM

Score another win for opponents of the NYPD’s controversial stop-and-frisk policy. U.S. District Judge Shira Scheindlin ruled Monday that the police department’s use of the policy is unconstitutional and suggested the appointment of a monitor to reform it. “I find that the city is liable for violating plaintiffs’ Fourth and Fourteenth Amendment rights,” Scheindlin wrote. [...]

Councilmember Mark Weprin faces potential challenger in general election
Councilmember Mark Weprin faces potential challenger in general election
Politics Melissa Chan 8/12/2013 at 12:12PM

Numerous police unions are backing one candidate’s bid to unseat incumbent Councilmember Mark Weprin. Joseph Concannon, a retired police captain from Bellerose, announced his run for City Council on August 8 — with the full support of several law enforcement groups, including the Patrolmen’s Benevolent Association (PBA). “I can assure you I will never risk [...]

Mayor Bloomberg vetoes NYPD oversight bills
Politics Liam La Guerre 7/23/2013 at 6:46PM

Mayor Michael Bloomberg kept his promise to veto two controversial bills that could increase oversight of the NYPD. “New York is the safest big city in the country, and the NYPD is the most professional and most effective police department in the country,” Bloomberg said in his veto message Tuesday. “It is also subject to [...]

Pols in support of Community Safety Act
Pols in support of Community Safety Act
News Liam La Guerre 7/19/2013 at 4:05PM

A group of Queens councilmembers that voted in favor of controversial legislation to oversee the activities of the NYPD gathered at Borough Hall to reaffirm their support last week. Led by Councilmember Leroy Comrie, the public officials, including Borough President Helen Marshall and various minority groups, said the Community Safety Act would help end profiling [...]

NYC Council passes NYPD oversight legislation
NYC Council passes NYPD oversight legislation
Politics Liam La Guerre 6/27/2013 at 11:58AM

The New York City Council approved legislation that could make dramatic changes to the management of the NYPD. Early this morning the Council passed the Community Safety Act, which contains two separate bills. One will create an inspector general to oversee the activities of the police department and have subpoena power, while the other bill [...]