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Squad 3

Squad 3 oversees City agencies involved in the construction industry, including the City Department of Buildings (DOB), and agencies involved in affordable housing and planning, including the City Department of Housing Preservation and Development (HPD) and the Department of City Planning (DCP). Squad 3 investigates corruption vulnerabilities that can lead to compromised safety on construction projects; arrests City workers, including building inspectors, for taking bribes to look the other way on violations of the City’s construction code; and holds contractors and subcontractors accountable for giving bribes and gratuities to City inspectors to overlook building code violations. Squad 3 also investigates prevailing wage violations that result in the theft of workers’ wages on municipal projects and seeks to return those wages to those employees, as well as affordable housing fraud such as the charged crimes involving officials with a Mitchell-Lama complex in Coney Island



Squad 3 Reports