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JUN 27, 2013 - Yahoo! News

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In rebuff to Bloomberg, New York City Council curbs police power

By Francesca Trianni NEW YORK (Reuters) - The New York City Council passed two measures to restrain police powers early on Thursday in direct defiance of Mayor Michael Bloomberg, who has defended procedures such as "stop and frisk" as necessary to fight crime. One creates an independent inspector general to monitor the New York Police Department (NYPD) over a seven-year period and make recommendations on how it could be improved. The other expands the definition of racial profiling and allows people who believe they have been profiled to sue police in state court. ...

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