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Squad 4

Squad 4 oversees an array of City agencies that includes the City’s Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DOHMH), the Department of Citywide Administrative Services (DCAS) and the City’s Employee Retirement System (NYCERS), among others. This Squad’s investigations result in arrests of City workers, including restaurant inspectors who accept bribes to overlook health code violations and the owners who seek to circumvent the City’s health code and undercut safety. Squad 4 investigated the violation of the deed restriction removal process as it relates to coordination and accountability by the City agencies involved, specifically the removal of a deed restriction at 45 Rivington Street in Manhattan, which opened the door for the sale of the former not-for-profit nursing home site to a private developer of luxury condominiums.

Squad 4 Reports