Philip Eure Named First NYC Police Department Inspector General


Philip Eure was named to head the Office of Inspector General for the New York Police Department, which was created over the veto of a mayor, in the face of stiff opposition from a police commissioner and in the heat of a mayoral campaign marked by pitched criticism of police policy, the New York Times says.

Before he was offered the job, Eure, 52, met with the current police commissioner, William Bratton, for an hour, in which they talked about their shared roots in Boston and friends they had in common. He also received a stamp of approval from Mayor Bill de Blasio, whose criticism of the Police Department's stop-and-frisk tactics were central to his mayoral campaign. Eure told the Times he expected to work in concert with the Police Department to make changes where needed.

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