Peter Vallone Says Federal NYPD Monitoring Would Be Fatal

Peter Vallone Jr. (Photo: Facebook)
Peter Vallone Jr. (Photo: Facebook)

Peter Vallone Jr., chair of the City Council’s Public Safety committee, is fuming over the federal Justice Department’s support for a federal monitor over the NYPD.

Filling in for a traveling Mayor Michael Bloomberg on John Gambling’s WOR radio show this morning, Mr. Vallone, who is already fighting other measures to curb stop-and-frisk, blasted Attorney General Eric Holder for trying to “mess with New York City” by suggesting new police oversight in response to a lawsuit against the controversial policy. He specifically warned a monitor would lead to more shooting deaths.

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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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