“I am proud the Council, working with the Bloomberg Administration and the Civilian Complaint Review Board, was able to secure an agreement giving prosecutorial authority to the Civilian Complaint Review Board.

As we intended, the new rules being adopted by the CCRB and the NYPD to implement our landmark agreement will increase transparency and accountability at the CCRB. Allowing the CCRB to exercise prosecutorial discretion is another step in our ongoing efforts to ensure that the City is responsive and accountable to the concerns of all New Yorkers.

I want to thank the CCRB and Police Commissioner Kelly for working with us to reach this milestone and I eagerly look forward to reviewing the results of the new Administrative Prosecution Unit at CCRB.”