NYC Investigators Will Release Report on De Blasio’s NYPD Security Details

The city’s investigative department said Wednesday it is ready to release the findings of an investigation into Mayor Bill de Blasio’s NYPD security detail.

The DoI will make the 40-page report public on Thursday morning and hold a press conference about “allegations involving the mayor’s security details”.

Law enforcement sources said the investigation pertains to the use of the city’s resources for personal use, a potential violation of New York’s conflict of interest law.

Hizzoner came under scrutiny for using taxpayer money to cover the cost of his security statement while traveling for his long-haul presidential bid in 2019.

At the time, de Blasio referred to inquiries about the NYPD’s use of public funds for campaign trips out of town, saying it was up to the department to “address all questions surrounding security.”

He also flared up in 2018 after the Executive Protection Unit allegedly helped move daughter Chiara de Blasio to Gracie Mansion.

Sources said the members of the unit were questioned by DOI investigators about the move last year.

April 28, 2016 - New York, NY, US - Mayor Bill de Blasio rides in his SUV after visiting the 14th Annual CUNY/Daily News Citizenship Now!  Call-in event at Guttman Community College, Thursday, April 28, 2016.  (Credit Image: © Brian Smith/Zuma Wire)
The DoI will make a 40-page report public on Thursday and hold a press conference about the “allegations involving the mayor’s security details”.
zumapress.com
April 28, 2016 - New York, NY, US - Mayor Bill de Blasio rides in his SUV after visiting the 14th Annual CUNY/Daily News Citizenship Now!  Call-in event at Guttman Community College, Thursday, April 28, 2016.
Law enforcement sources said the investigation pertains to the use of city resources for personal use.
zumapress.com
Mayor Bill de Blasio opening ceremony.  Chirlane MacRae, Dante de Blasio, Chiara de Blasio at City Hall.
The use of urban resources by Mayor de Blasio’s family is also being investigated.
Brian Zak / NY Post

A City Hall insider said investigators have interviewed several personal aides of the mayor and First Lady Chirlane McCray – better known as the Body People – in recent months.

The mayor has also admitted that son Dante de Blasio took a ride from the NYPD while studying at Yale University because his administration had “threats” against the city’s entire First Family.

City Hall declined to comment ahead of the DOI report’s public release.

.

Leave a Comment