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Councilman introduces bill to keep tabs on NYCHA following partying accusations

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Councilman Ritchie Torres is calling for more oversight on NYCHA employees after workers were accused of drinking and having sex while on the job.

Torres says he wants the Department of Investigation to closely monitor overtime clocked at NYCHA complexes. He is introducing a bill that would force scrutinizing of development spending patterns.

As News 12 reported in August, employees at the Throgs Neck Houses were accused of having after-hours parties. NYCHA officials responded to complaints by reassigning staff members to other developments. They also said they had long-standing concerns about management and performance at the Throgs Neck Houses.

Torres says those accusations were troubling and are reason for action.

In response to Torres, a NYCHA spokesperson sent out a statement saying they have already started a new process to monitor unscheduled overtime.

The Department of Investigation declined to comment on the story.

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