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Mayor Michael Bloomberg doesn’t trust an outside police watchdog

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By Ann Tyller | April 11, 2013 1:18 pm

A The Quinnipiac University poll finds New York City voters overwhelmingly support a plan to put the New York Police Department under the scrutiny of the police inspector general.

There used to be an office of the Censor in ancient Rome. Almost as esteemed as Consul’. Censor was an official, but he was above the law, he could do whatever he – there was no she at the time – thought was just and right. Doesn’t it sounds familiar?

“Only 8 percent of voters agree with Mayor Michael Bloomberg and Commissioner Ray Kelly that having an inspector general will make the city less safe, while 43 percent say it will make the city safer and another 43 percent say it won’t make a difference,” said Maurice Carroll, director of the Quinnipiac University Polling Institute.

Mayor Michael Bloomberg has assured that he would veto a proposal to install a police inspector general. Mr. Bloomberg, stated it “disastrous for public safety.” In his point it would undermine the authority of the police commissioner – “make our city less safe.”

At the same time, it stated that NY voters approve 60-32 percent of the job the NYPD is doing and give Kelly an approval rating of 65-25 percent–the highest of any citywide elected or appointed official, according to the poll.

The telephone poll with 1,147 registered voters in New York City, has a margin of sampling error of plus or minus 2.6 percentage points.

 

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