Bloomberg vetoed the legislation saying it would make city streets less safe.
The two bills, first introduced last year, followed widespread criticism of the police department’s use of stop-question-and-frisk. One bill would amend local law to extend the definition of biased based profiling. It would also make it easier for people to sue if they believe they were wrongly stopped. The other would create the position of a mayor-appointed Inspector General that would have ongoing, broad oversight of the police department.
And if the City Council successfully overrides the mayor's veto with regard to the IG bill, the NYPD could end-up with two monitors: one that would be appointed by the mayor and one that has recently been appointed by the courts last week.