City investigations chief says NYPD’s gang database report will be released ‘within this year’

A report on the New York City Police Department’s controversial gang database will be released sometime this year, four years after it was apparently launched, the city’s Department of Investigations (DOI) commissioner Jocelyn Strauber said Monday.


Elizabeth Daniel Vasquez, a lawyer with Brooklyn Defender Services, urged the DOI to release the report immediately. She called a potential nine-month delay “uncalled for.”

“There's no reason that we need to wait another nine months when the report is indeed complete, and it's at the executive level of the DOI,” she said.

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