Bloomberg Defends NYPD’s CIA Connection

08.25.11 Myles Tanzer

An investigative article from the AP this week showed that the NYPD has “trolled ethnic neighborhoods” and has kept close ties with the CIA.

Today, Mayor Bloomberg defended their tactics, while Police Commissioner Ray Kelly confirmed that an intelligence agent is working out of One Police Plaza. Kelly also added that Muslim leaders “are absolutely appreciative of the unprecedented relationship with the police department.”