Saturday, October 25, 2014

Follow us:
Follow @NY1 on Twitter Follow NY1 News on Facebook Follow NY1 News on Google+ Subscribe to this news feed 

News

Activists Claim Police are Spying on Meetings

  • Text size: + -
TWC News: Activists Claim Police are Spying on Meetings
Play now

Time Warner Cable video customers:
Sign in with your TWC ID to access our video clips.

  To view our videos, you need to
enable JavaScript. Learn how.
install Adobe Flash 9 or above. Install now.

Then come back here and refresh the page.

A group of activists has filed a complaint over allegations of illegal spying by the police department.

The group alleges that police are spying on some activist organizations by infiltrating their meetings.

They hope to get Philip Eure, the department's first independent inspector general, to release information about which groups may have been targeted and how much it's costing the city.

"These are people who are committing their times selflessly to improve our country, the functioning of our government, improve their neighborhoods with gardens and affordable housing and they're being targeted by our police force, and we want to know why and we want a full audit of these practices so we can stop them," said Robert Jereski.

Tuesday was Eure's first day on the job.

His office says it's reviewing complaints and will determine whether to investigate once fully staffed.

10.11.12.244 ClientIP: 54.89.79.33 UserAgent: CCBot/2.0 (http://commoncrawl.org/faq/) Profile: TWCSAMLSP