De Blasio Accused of Misusing NYPD Resources for Personal, Political Purposes

(Law Officer) New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio misused police resources on his security detail to assist in his daughter’s move out of Brooklyn, as well as to transport campaign staff during his presidential bid, a new report released Thursday by the city’s Department of Investigation (DOI) says.

The DOI report says the Democratic mayor misused police resources by directing members of his Executive Protection Unit (EPU) to help move his daughter, Chiara de Blasio, out of her apartment in Brooklyn in 2018. During the move, NYPD personnel were tasked with carrying furniture and an NYPD van transported her personal belongings to the governor’s mansion, Fox News reported.

The investigative report also says EPU detectives drove the mayor’s son, Dante de Blasio, to locations around New York City without his father or mother, typically at the direction of their EPU superiors, as well as to or from Yale University in Connecticut on multiple occasions.

“Although it is the position of the NYPD Intelligence Bureau that both de Blasio children should have full-time protection, both children declined an assigned detail as adults,” the 49-page report says.

Neither the mayor nor his campaign have reimbursed the City of New York approximately $319,794 for members of de Blasio’s security detail to travel during his failed presidential bid, according to DOI.

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