Quinn to move forward with inspector general bill

Christine Quinn
(William Alatriste)

City Council Speaker Christine Quinn said Wednesday that she will move forward with the bill to create an inspector general for police.

Despite Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s speech on Tuesday defending stop-and-frisk and slamming the proposal for an inspector general, Quinn said she stands firm on the bill, the New York Post reports.

The mayoral candidate said she will also allow a vote on a second bill to ban racial profiling even though she does not agree with that legislation.

Bloomberg criticized the way some of the mayoral candidates have attacked the Police Department, saying he believes it is politically driven. He noted that crime in the city is significantly lower than other major cities in the country. The mayor believes eliminating stop-and-frisks and creating an inspector general to oversee police would have deadly consequences.

Quinn also said Wednesday that if she is elected mayor, stop-and-frisks would happen in a “constitutionally sound way.” She also noted that the number of stops in the city has declined as a result of her intervention.



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