Bloomberg Slams Justice Department for NYPD Monitoring Efforts

Mayor Bloomberg. (Photo: Flickr/nycmayor'soffice)
Mayor Bloomberg. (Photo: Flickr/nycmayor’soffice)

Mayor Michael Bloomberg blasted a plan by the federal Justice Department to install a monitor over the NYPD on Thursday, arguing it would compromise the city’s crime fighting and put lives at risk.

“We think that a monitor would be even more disruptive than an IG,” the mayor said during an unrelated press conference in Long Island City, Queens, referring to a plan by the City Council to create an Inspector General over the department.

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