Fearing the threat of federal intervention into New York City Police Department affairs, City Council Speaker Peter Vallone (D-Astoria) renewed his call for the mayor and the Manhattan district attorney to drop their court case opposing the creation of an Independent Police Investigation and Audit Board.
In a letter sent last week to Mayor Rudolph Giuliani, Vallone said the creation of the Investigation and Audit Board, which would investigate allegations of police corruption and issue subpoenas, would prevent any federal takeover of the Police Department.
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