NYC Council Overrides Bloomberg Veto of 'Stop-and-Frisk' Curbs

Oversight over NYPD program will be implemented


New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg was forced to admit defeat Thursday after a two-hour heated debate among City Council members led to a vote to override the his veto of two stop-and-frisk curbs.

Now the two measures scaling back police powers to halt and question suspicious characters on city streets will become law within 90 days, the New York Post reported.

One of the measures includes the appointment of an inspector general who will be tasked with overseeing the New York Police Department and ensuring officers don't infringe upon minorities' rights while walking their beats and conducting investigations. The other enables those who feel violated by police stop-and-frisk policies to proceed with racial profiling lawsuits.