The Herald Bulletin

Morning Update

Nation & World

August 23, 2013

Council overrides mayor's veto, approves NYPD watchdog

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NEW YORK —

"It will have an adverse impact not only on our police officers but more importantly on the people and the neighborhoods they serve, particularly in minority communities," Kelly said in a statement.

The inspector general will have subpoena power to examine the NYPD's operations and policies. The other measure gives people more latitude to sue if they feel police targeted them because of their race, sexual orientation or certain other factors. The lawsuits could seek policy changes but not money.

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