Bloomberg and Quinn clash on NYPD inspector-general bill

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With the City Council poised to approve a measure to impose a new inspector-general office on the NYPD, Mayor Michael Bloomberg slammed it, saying: "Make no mistake about it: This bill jeopardizes that progress and will put the lives of New Yorkers and our police officers at risk."

City Council Speaker Christine Quinn (D-Manhattan), running to succeed Bloomberg, downplayed the pushback from Bloomberg and Police Commissioner Ray Kelly at a news conference in the Council's Red Room.

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She said in part she and the mayor and Kelly "can work productively" while disagreeing on an issue. She said she expects a mayoral veto and a Council override after agreeing to terms in the bill with Brooklyn Democrats Jumaane Williams and Brad Lander, key sponsors.

Asked about the mayoral politics of it, candidate/speaker Quinn said she said she was not going to refrain from enacting legislation because of the election year.

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