There's a new sheriff in town — so theNew York City Police Department better stay in line.
With the appointment of Philip Eure on Friday, thelong-discussed inspector generalposition overseeing the NYPD has become a reality.
“Providing oversight that enriches police work and fosters greaterunderstanding between law enforcement and the public has been the focus of my career. I will ensure that weconduct thorough investigations to effect reform that strengthens this City’s law enforcement efforts and the public’sconfidence in its police force,” said Eure, 52.
Eure has worked as the head of the District of Columbia Office of Police Complaints since 2000. He begins his inspector general responsibilities on May 27.
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