Lawmakers Call for Independent Commission to Investigate 'Systemic Corruption' at NYPD

Citing a litany of scandals, including ticket-fixing in the Bronx, evidence tampering and gun-running in Brooklyn, drug-planting in Staten Island and unlawful surveillance activity, a handful of city and state lawmakers called on Mayor Bloomberg to appoint an independent commission to investigate corruption within the New York Police Department.

“These revelations shock the conscience and demand action,” said Hakeem Jeffries, a Brooklyn Assemblyman who was joined by Council members Tish James and Jumaane Williams and state Senator Eric Adams at a morning press conference at 1 Police Plaza. Read More