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The director of ALIYA, Rabbi Moshe Feiglin, reiterated that the victim, Ehud Halevy, had full permission to be at the center.

The victim was not present at the conference at the behest of his legal team.

The NYPD is the only Department in the New York City government that does not have independent oversight by an inspector general. A bill which seeks to change that is currently making its way through the legislature.

Opening text of the assembly bill :

    THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEMBLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:

        Section 1. Section 801 of the New York city  charter,  as  amended  by
      local  law  number  59  of  the  city  of New York for the year 1996, is
      amended to read as follows:

        S 801. Department; commissioner. There shall be a department of inves-
      tigation the head of which shall be the commissioner  of  investigation.

6 THE  COMMISSIONER  SHALL BE APPOINTED BY THE MAYOR AND BY AND WITH THE ADVICE AND CONSENT OF THE CITY COUNCIL.

The  commissioner shall be a member of the bar of the state of New York in good standing [and], shall have had at least five years of law enforcement experience

AND SHALL BE SUBJECT TO A SECURITY CLEARANCE INVESTIGATION  BY  A  STATE  OR  FEDERAL AGENCY  AUTHORIZED  TO PERFORM SUCH INVESTIGATIONS.

The mayor may remove the commissioner upon filing in the office of the commissioner of  city-wide administrative services and serving upon the commissioner of investigation  the  reasons therefor and allowing such officer an opportunity of making a public explanation.

      S 2. Subdivision e of section 803 of the New  York  city  charter,  as added  by local law number 79 of the city of New York for the year 1990, is amended to read as follows:

      e. The commissioner shall forward to the council and to  the  mayor  a
    copy  of all reports and standards prepared by the corruption prevention
     and management review bureau, upon issuance  by  the  commissioner.

THE COMMISSIONER SHALL PRODUCE AN ANNUAL REPORT NO LATER THAN APRIL THIRTIETH OF EACH YEAR. SUCH REPORT SHALL BE MADE AVAILABLE TO THE PUBLIC UPON REQUEST AND AT A REASONABLE COST.

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