(Image source: The New York Times)

 

 

BY ELIZABETH HAGEDORN

 

 

A recently declassified report is raising questions about the relationship between the New York Police Department and the CIA.

 

According to an internal CIA report obtained by The New York Times, four of its agents were embedded in the NYPD in the decade following the Sept. 11 attacks — and with little oversight.

 

This follows a 2011 investigation by The Associated Press, which found the NYPD launched a surveillance program for the purpose of monitoring Muslim businesses and mosques and infiltrating Muslim student groups. (Via CBS

 

CIA agents are forbidden from taking part in domestic spying, and at the time, the agency assured the public it found no evidence it was breaking the law.

 

But a now-declassified internal report appears to prove otherwise, citing “irregular personnel practices” and “inadequate direction and control” by CIA managers, noting, “risks ... were not fully considered.”

 

 

According to the The New York Times, one CIA analyst was “given ‘unfiltered’ police reports that included information unrelated to foreign intelligence” and another telling the inspector general he had “no limitations” when it came to conducting surveillance. (Via Wikimedia Commons / David Shankbone

 

Civil liberties groups have long been outraged at the NYPD’s surveillance programs, and the American Civil Liberties Union is among those suing the department. (Via JewishNewsOne

 

But a writer for The Daily Beast questions if this is something we should get used to in a post-9/11 world.

 

“‘What are the alternatives?’ I have yet to find an answer that really seems satisfactory. But for 12 years now, it should be said, New York City has been secure.”


The New York City Council passed a measure Thursday morning creating an inspector general’s office to oversee the NYPD.

Why Were CIA Agents Embedded With the NYPD?

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Jun 27, 2013

Why Were CIA Agents Embedded With the NYPD?

(Image source: The New York Times)

 

 

BY ELIZABETH HAGEDORN

 

 

A recently declassified report is raising questions about the relationship between the New York Police Department and the CIA.

 

According to an internal CIA report obtained by The New York Times, four of its agents were embedded in the NYPD in the decade following the Sept. 11 attacks — and with little oversight.

 

This follows a 2011 investigation by The Associated Press, which found the NYPD launched a surveillance program for the purpose of monitoring Muslim businesses and mosques and infiltrating Muslim student groups. (Via CBS

 

CIA agents are forbidden from taking part in domestic spying, and at the time, the agency assured the public it found no evidence it was breaking the law.

 

But a now-declassified internal report appears to prove otherwise, citing “irregular personnel practices” and “inadequate direction and control” by CIA managers, noting, “risks ... were not fully considered.”

 

 

According to the The New York Times, one CIA analyst was “given ‘unfiltered’ police reports that included information unrelated to foreign intelligence” and another telling the inspector general he had “no limitations” when it came to conducting surveillance. (Via Wikimedia Commons / David Shankbone

 

Civil liberties groups have long been outraged at the NYPD’s surveillance programs, and the American Civil Liberties Union is among those suing the department. (Via JewishNewsOne

 

But a writer for The Daily Beast questions if this is something we should get used to in a post-9/11 world.

 

“‘What are the alternatives?’ I have yet to find an answer that really seems satisfactory. But for 12 years now, it should be said, New York City has been secure.”


The New York City Council passed a measure Thursday morning creating an inspector general’s office to oversee the NYPD.

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