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City Council Overrides Veto for New NYPD Oversight Bills

nypd2The New York City Council has voted to override the mayor’s veto on bills that will create an outside watchdog for the NYPD and make it easier for people to file profiling claims against it.

The lawmakers voted Thursday on the new oversight.

Proponents see the legislation as a check on a police force that’s come under scrutiny for its heavy use of a tactic known as stop and frisk.

Mayor Bloomberg had vetoed the legislation as unnecessary. He says it will jeopardize the city’s safety. The lawmakers overruled him.

A federal judge recently found the stop-and-frisk tactic to be unconstitutional and appointed a monitor to oversee changes.


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