Police

New York City Council Considering Police Reform Bills

One would establish an Inspector General, the other would allow minorities to sue police for racial profiling

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New York council members plan to approve two bills to protect minorities from overzealous police, setting up a clash with Mayor Michael Bloomberg, who says the city would become vulnerable to criminals and terrorists.

One law would create an inspector general empowered to review police policies and practices. The other would allow lawsuits against the city when an officer uses racial profiling as a reason for questioning an individual.