Yesterday Police Commissioner Kelly spoke for the first time about the idea of creating an inspector general for NYPD. “I think putting in another layer of so-called supervision or monitoring can ultimately make this city unsafe," he said. Meanwhile, Mayor Bloomberg commented on the mayoral candidates' ability to keep the city safe: “What we don’t know is what they will actually do to reduce crime. We don’t even know if it’s a goal.” Mayoral Candidate William Thompson said Tuesday he wants an inspector who would report to the commissioner. In related news, three cops who have stopped-and-frisked an unusual amount of people will offer their perspective on the practice at a trial over its constitutionality.
Other Stories We're Following
NYPD Losing Its 'Four-Star General' (Wall Street Journal)
Quinn Is Said To Be In Talks Over Sick Time (NY Times)
Senate Nears Budget Goal (Albany Times Union)
State Will Develop Handgun Database (Associated Press)
Marty Markowitz's Borough Hall Legacy (The Brooklyn Bureau)
SUNY Downstate Focus Of Senate Budget Debate (Gotham Gazette)