Nov 162020
 November 16, 2020  Posted by  Business, Surveillance, U.S.

Craig McCarthy reports:

The NYPD has used tens of thousands of questionable subpoenas over the last decade to intimidate private companies into handing over the personal information of cops and civilians alike — all with no oversight from the city or the courts, The Post has found.

While the vast majority of subpoenas in New York State — and across the country — require the signature of a judge or the blessing of a grand jury, the New York City Council empowered the department nearly a century ago to issue such commands to force unwilling cops to produce internal records or appear at disciplinary hearings.

Read more on NY Post.

h/t, Joe Cadillic

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