Statement of Mayor Bill de Blasio on the Appointment of Philip Eure as NYPD Inspector General

March 28, 2014

"In New York City, we are fortunate to be protected by the nation's largest, best-trained and most effective police force, and with the appointment of Philip Eure as Inspector General, we are today further enhancing the NYPD's efforts. Independent police review is a critical component in the constant improvement of our public safety efforts, and will help us enhance the operations, programs and practices of the NYPD, while also strengthening the NYPD's relationship with the community - all vital elements in keeping us safe. Phil has decades of law enforcement experience and is one of the nation's premier police accountability experts, making him an excellent choice to serve as the city's first NYPD Inspector General."

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