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Squad 4

Squad 4 oversees an array of City agencies that includes the City’s Department of Finance (DOF), the City's Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DOHMH), the Economic Development Corporation (EDC), the Department of Citywide Administrative Services (DCAS), and the City’s Employee Retirement System (NYCERS), among others. This Squad’s investigations result in arrests that include 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. This Squad safeguards the City's retirement system from fraud. And, it investigated the violation of the deed restriction removal process associated with 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. DOI documented its findings in a public report; a link to that report is below.

Squad 4 Reports