Override Vote On New NYPD Oversight Expected

Source: Jenniver Peltz / AP / BlackAmericaWeb.com

NEW YORK — New York City council members say they will make history with a vote to override Mayor Michael Bloomberg‘s vetoes on police oversight bills.

At a rally on Thursday before the vote, activists cheered and held signs that read “override.”

The council voted to create an inspector general for the police department and make it easier for people to sue for discrimination. Bloomberg vetoed it but council members say they have enough votes to override the veto.

NAACP chairman Benjamin Jealous says the NYPD is seen by many departments across the country as an example and the vote will have major ramifications.

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