Retired NYPD officers rally to support Community Safety Act

The act was vetoed by the mayor and would have imposed some changes to the NYPD.

The act was vetoed by the mayor and would have imposed some changes to the NYPD. (8/20/13)

NEW YORK - Retired NYPD officers gathered today at 1 Police Plaza to rally in a show of support for the Community Safety Act.

The retired NYPD officers voiced their support for the two bills which were recently vetoed by Mayor Michael Bloomberg, saying they would help stop illegal stop and frisks committed by the NYPD.

The two bills would place stronger regulations against all forms of discriminatory profiling by police.

The planned protest comes a week after a federal judge assigned a monitor to facilitate changes to the controversial stop-and-frisk practice after deciding that it violated the constitutional rights of New Yorkers.

The city is appealing the ruling, with Bloomberg and NYPD Commissioner Ray Kelly continuing to advocate the police tactic as an effective crime-fighting tool that has saved lives.

The City Council is expected to vote this Thursday to override the veto.

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