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.