Bloomberg Assails Rep. Nadler For Seeking Inquiry on Police


New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg criticized a prominent congressman for asking the Justice Department to investigate reports of police misconduct at the Occupy Wall Street protests in Lower Manhattan, the New York Times reports. Bloomberg said of Rep. Jerrold Nadler (D-NY), “If he would spnd more time getting us homeland security money, maybe he’d make the streets safer.”

Bloomberg's comments drew an acerbic response from Nadler, who said, “It is precisely my job, as the ranking member on the House Judiciary's Constitution Subcommittee, to ensure that the constitutional rights of all Americans are respected.” He added: “It is the mayor's job, I might point out, to ensure that the Police Department, under his command, obeys the laws and respects the rights of all New Yorkers.” Nadler’s district in Manhattan and Brooklyn includes Zuccotti Park, the site of the protests.

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