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Read the Words of Top Cops Defending NYPD Response to Racial Justice Protests

After THE CITY revealed that Commissioner Dermot Shea told interviewers officers did a "phenomenal job," the Department of Investigation made the unusual move to post transcripts of interviews with him and another member of NYPD brass.

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Mayoral Candidate Dianne Morales Water-Meter Bribe Probe Preceded 2004 Departure from Big City Schools Job

Brooklyn Democratic primary contender lied to an investigator before acknowledging she directed her dad to pay $300 to make a $12,500 utility bill vanish, city records state.

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How the NYPD Failed to Learn the Lessons of Past Protest Policing Missteps

The Department of Investigation’s damning report echoes criticism of police handling of arrests at the Republic National Convention in 2004 and Occupy Wall Street years later. "It is deja vu all over again," DOI Commissioner Margaret Garnett said.

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Contractor Guilty of Wage Theft Was Also NYCHA No-Bid King

A review by THE CITY reveals that in 2018 alone, SAC Restoration received 29 separate no-bid contracts totaling more than $141,000.

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Mayor Knew About Delay of Damning Yeshiva Report, Probe Finds

City investigators say City Hall engaged in "political horse trading" during yeshiva review, but de Blasio was cleared of any wrongdoing.

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Construction Overseers Charged With Manslaughter in Death of Luis Sánchez Almonte

Brooklyn DA Eric Gonzalez presses rare manslaughter prosecutions in the 2018 fatal crushing of excavation worker Luis Sánchez Almonte in Sunset Park.

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‘Shoddy Work’ by No-Bid Contractors Now a Target for NYCHA’s Federal Monitor

Weeks after a special report by THE CITY on costly unsupervised construction jobs, the Housing Authority is put on notice to clean up its act.

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NYCHA’s $250 Million No-Bid — and Sometimes No-Work — Repair Jobs

One contractor has pocketed nearly $2 million — including for labor investigators say apparently was performed by Housing Authority employees.

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City Probers Flagged Anti-Violence Group Cited After Brownsville Shooting

Investigators slammed Man Up!’s Andre Mitchell for financial and hiring practices while getting taxpayer funds, records obtained by THE CITY show.

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City Probers Looking at NYCHA’s New Lead Clean-up Mess

Crews used expired dust wipes when determining whether apartments are lead-free — spurring examinations by the Department of Investigation and NYCHA.

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Mayor de Blasio’s Nonprofit Got Developer’s Check After $12m Deal — and a Call

Newly uncensored portions of a Department of Investigation report reveal that de Blasio phoned a developer who got land and financing from City Hall.

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De Blasio-Style Fundraising Tactics Now Subject to Fines

City officials now can be penalized for raising money for city-tied nonprofits from people with pending city business, under new conflict rules.

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City Ethics Watchdog Urged to Consider Penalties in Mayor’s Fundraising Flap

Good government groups also asked the Conflicts of Interest Board to declare whether Mayor de Blasio violated rules in wake of THE CITY’s reporting.

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PAC-Man de Blasio Gobbles Up Donations from People with City Business

Mayor de Blasio’s Fairness PAC says it vets donors to eliminate anyone doing business with City Hall. But THE CITY found multiple potential conflicts.

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Mayor de Blasio Violated Ethics Rules in Seeking Donations Despite Warnings, Probe Finds

De Blasio solicited donations from individuals seeking tax breaks, deed transfers and other favors from his administration, according to a DOI report.

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Guarded Numbers: Probe Finds Vast Undercount of Violent Incidents at City Jails

Correction Department stats on inmate brawls are "unreliable" — thanks to shoddy record-keeping and secret "coaching" of employees, a DOI probe found.