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4 CIA Agents Were in NYPD for Years After 9/11: Report
One was involved in domestic surveillance
By Matt Cantor, Newser User
Posted Jun 27, 2013 6:31 AM CDT
Updated Jun 27, 2013 7:36 AM CDT
CIA officers joined the NYPD after 9/11, a report says.   (Shutterstock)

(Newser) – Questions over the CIA's involvement with the NYPD, bound up with domestic surveillance concerns, have been a hot topic for years. A new report from the CIA inspector general is adding more fuel to that fire, saying four CIA officers were embedded in the police department for years following the Sept. 11 attacks. One of those officers was involved in domestic surveillance, despite a CIA ban on the practice, the New York Times reports. The official said that since he was on unpaid leave from the CIA, his actions were permissible.

The two organizations' collaboration involved "irregular personnel practices" and suffered from "inadequate direction and control," the inspector general found in the report, which has emerged thanks to a Freedom of Information Act lawsuit. The report found no illegal practices, says an NYPD rep. But with the department facing lawsuits over surveillance of Muslim groups, watchdogs are concerned. "The CIA is not permitted to engage in domestic surveillance," says one. "Despite the assurances of the CIA’s press office, the activities documented in this report cross the line." The Times has the full story.

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Jun 27, 2013 10:35 AM CDT
Surprise, surprise. Common people, do you think they will tell you everything, they do than you didn't even scratched the surface.
Jun 27, 2013 9:54 AM CDT
Doesn't surprise me. This country's intelligence agencies became anti-American a long time ago. What else were they doing, reading romance novels and jerking-off to pornos while playing kazoos ? Oh, I forgot, that was the IRS.
Jun 27, 2013 9:05 AM CDT
No doubt sent by Colonel Klink and Sergeant Schultz...I mean Cheney and Bush, to quiet uprising facts of U.S. actually causing 9/11. So, why did the Bin Laden family get to fly back home from U.S. just FOUR DAYS after 9/11, when no other air travel was being permitted? Hmm.