The CIA inspector general is reviewing the spy agency’s ties with the New York Police Department after critics questioned whether the relationship amounted to “domestic spying” that infringed civil liberties.
A U.S. Muslim civil liberties organization last month called for a federal investigation into a report the Central Intelligence Agency was helping New York City police gather information from mosques and minority neighborhoods.
A CIA analyst is embedded with the New York Police Department but no one from the agency was “out on the street collecting” intelligence, Director of National Intelligence James Clapper told a congressional hearing on Tuesday.
“It’s my personal view that that’s not a good optic to have CIA involved in any city-level police department,” Clapper said, adding the inspector general’s investigation would “look into specifically the propriety of that.”
Source: Tabassum Zakaria and Mark Hosenball for Reuters.
The CIA inspector general is reviewing the spy agency's ties with the New York Police…
by Tactical-Life.com / Sep 14, 2011