Source: Daily News
Judge approves settlement to install civilian watchdog on NYPD surveillance of Muslims
By: Victoria Bekiempis
A federal judge has formally approved a settlement that installs a civilian watchdog on an NYPD surveillance panel to protect Muslims from unconstitutional monitoring, the Daily News has learned. Under the agreement, the civilian monitor would sit on the NYPD committee that reviews surveillance ops — and would have the power to directly tell the court about his or her concerns over the constitutionality of ongoing operations. Read more here.