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City Council to discuss officer re-training

New York City Council will discuss police officer re-training next month. New York City Council will discuss police officer re-training next month.

The New York City Council has set a Sept. 8 oversight hearing to learn more about the NYPD's review of police officer training in the wake of Eric Garner's death.

Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito said Wednesday the NYPD is planning to re-train all 35,000 police officers.

"This hearing will be a critical way to openly discuss their methodology and procedures," Mark-Viverito said. "The City Council takes its oversight role very seriously and we expect to have a thorough and substantive hearing that will be informative to New Yorkers."

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The meeting is scheduled for 10 a.m. on Sept. 8 at City Hall.

 
 
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