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[Politico] New York Police oversight body warns of curtailed operations in face of budget cuts

NEW YORK — The Civilian Complaint Review Board said Wednesday it is suspending several categories of investigations into police misconduct — including allegations of officers making false statements — due to mandated budget cuts from Mayor Eric Adams.


The revelation is likely to fuel growing opposition to the mayor’s planned spending reductions — especially among police accountability groups and left-leaning Democrats already distrustful of Adams, a former police captain. It came hours after the city’s largest public-sector union filed court papers over forced cuts to the city’s $110 billion budget.


The police oversight board, which held a board meeting Wednesday, said that it would be stopping probes into eight types of allegations, including when an officer is accused of improperly removing someone to a hospital, seizing property or refusing to provide their name and badge number.




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