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Report Shows NYPD Surveillance Of Muslims Violated Regulations

The breach dates back over a decade.

The New York police repeatedly broke rules governing intelligence-gathering while targeting Muslims for surveillance after the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, according to a report issued on Tuesday.

The report — by the Office of the Inspector General for the New York Police Department, an oversight agency created in 2013 — said that the department’s Intelligence Bureau regularly let deadlines pass before asking to extend investigations into political activity, and often failed to explain the roles of undercover officers and confidential informers, as required.

“The fact that deadlines were missed and rules were violated is troubling and must be rectified,” the report said.

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