Printed on: July 24, 2013

N.Y. mayor vetoes oversight plan for NYPD


NEW YORK (AP) -- Mayor Michael Bloomberg on Tuesday vetoed the most ambitious plan proposed in years for oversight of the New York Police Department, setting up an override showdown between him and lawmakers.

Bloomberg's long-expected veto puts the proposals on course for their possible revival in an override vote later this summer.

The measures would create an outside watchdog for the department and more latitude for lawsuits claiming discriminatory policing.