City Council members vote to override veto of Community Safety Act

The legislation consists of two NYPD oversight bills born out of the stop-and-frisk controversy.

The legislation consists of two NYPD oversight bills born out of the stop-and-frisk controversy. (8/22/13)

NEW YORK - City Council members have voted to override Mayor Michael Bloomberg's veto of the Community Safety Act.

The proposed legislation consists of two bills born out of the stop-and-frisk controversy to create further oversight of the NYPD, including an inspector general. It would also give people more leeway to sue if they believe they were racially profiled.

The mayor and Police Commissioner Ray Kelly argue that the act will undo the department's crime-fighting successes with the stop-and-frisk tactic.

The City Council vote comes less than two weeks after a federal judge appointed a monitor to oversee changes to the police practice, ruling that it violated the constitutional rights of some New Yorkers.

City officials are already appealing that decision.  

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