NYC Mayor de Blasio would lose authority over NYPD under state AG’s plan: report

An independent panel – not the mayor — would appoint the city’s police commissioner and oversee the NYPD under a state plan.

FOX:

Recent protests in New York City have shaken the public’s faith in the city’s police department to the point where Mayor Bill de Blasio should no longer have authority in law enforcement matters, New York’s state attorney general said Wednesday.

“I believe we need to bridge the undeniable divide between police and public,” Letitia James told reporters, according to The New York Times.

As part of her recommendations, James called for an independent panel – not de Blasio — to appoint the city’s police commissioner and oversee hirings and firings at the NYPD.

A de Blasio spokeswoman quickly dismissed the plan from James — an ally of New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, who has long feuded with the mayor. Both Cuomo and de Blasio are Democrats. more

7 Comments on NYC Mayor de Blasio would lose authority over NYPD under state AG’s plan: report

  1. “It is difficult with these evil folk to know when they are in league, and when they are cheating one another.”
    -JRR Tolkien, “The Two Towers”

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  2. Maybe the NY legislature should suspend the New York City charter and empower the governor to appoint a temporary administrator. Most States have the legal right to revoke a city’s status.

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  3. Seattle’s going to reduce police funding by 50%.

    And the insanity grows by the day.

    Idaho, Montana, South Dakota, Wyoming, Oklahoma, Tennessee…

    …Pacific Ocean… Hmmmm.

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  4. “I believe we need to bridge the undeniable divide between police and public,” Letitia James told reporters…”

    The name Letitia is all you need to know about where this is going to wind up.

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  5. As long as politics is running the show and not leadership, nothing of any value will result.

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