Investigator finds poor accountability in NY State Police unit
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - New York’s inspector general says an internal probe by state police into a drug task force allowed members who engaged in misconduct to retire “in good standing” without being held accountable.
Inspector General Letizia Tagliafierro said her investigation into the police probe revealed a lack of controls over the New York Drug Enforcement Task Force that created “an environment ripe for abuse with insufficient accountability and oversight.”
A state police spokesman says the agency has already strengthened oversight and changed the task force’s supervisory protocols, leadership and membership.
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