NYPD Intelligence Head Resigns Ahead of New Administration

NEW YORK -

The founder of the New York Police Department’s intelligence division handed in his resignation, part of an expected series of changes as William Bratton prepares to take the helm in January, The New York Times reported. David Cohen, a former CIA officer, created the office after the Sept. 11, 2001, terror attacks, and turned it into a worldwide counterterrorism force that rivaled that of some sovereign countries. His deputy, Richard Daddario, is also resigning. They were credited with stopping 19 terror attacks against the city, even as civil rights groups sued over their surveillance of mosques and Muslim centers.