PBA sues City Council over NYPD oversight

The Patrolmen's Benevolent Association filed a lawsuit today against the New York City Council, claiming the council exceeded its authority by passing a law creating

The NYPD's union says the City Council exceeded its authority with its oversight law.

The NYPD's union says the City Council exceeded its authority with its oversight law. (10/15/13)

MANHATTAN - The Patrolmen's Benevolent Association filed a lawsuit today against the New York City Council, claiming the council exceeded its authority by passing a law creating oversight for the NYPD.

The PBA says the oversight law created by the City Council is preempted by the state's criminal procedure law.

In a statement, PBA President Patrick Lynch says the criminal procedure law is "clear and unambiguous," and the City Council does not have the authority to supersede it.
 

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