Council Speaker: Agreement Reached on NYPD Inspector

NEW YORK (AP) -

New York City Council Speaker Christine Quinn says city lawmakers have reached “broad agreement” on a plan to create an inspector general to oversee the New York Police Department.

Quinn announced the agreement Tuesday. The proposal has been championed by civil liberties advocates and others troubled by some of the department’s practices, including spying on Muslims and stop and frisk.

Proponents say an inspector general could build public confidence. The city administration has said the police department already gets enough oversight from a civilian complaint board and other entities.