Gallagher Removed From Committees

The City Council just voted 37 to 0 to temporarily remove Councilman Dennis Gallagher from his committees and leadership post following his indictment on rape charges. Another committee is meeting now at 250 Broadway to consider other possible sanctions, which could include removing Gallagher from office (although that seems unlikely since his criminal case is ongoing).

At a press conference before the vote, City Council Speaker Christine Quinn said that Gallagher had asked to be removed from his positions.