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NYPD Missed Savings Goals, City Comptroller Finds in First Audit

  • NYPD refused to provide vital information to auditors: Lander
  • Report focused on progress in moving jobs into civilian hands
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The New York City Police Department failed to meet cost-savings targets and refused to provide employee pay information for an audit, a report from the city comptroller found.

Comptroller Brad Lander, who took office at the beginning of the year, released his first audit on Friday -- an investigation into the NYPD’s progress in moving administrative tasks and other non-patrol functions out of the hands of police officers. The audit, which was conducted during the last administration, found the nation’s largest police department set a goal of moving 415 positions out of the purview of uniformed police by fiscal 2017, but didn’t do so until March 2019.