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June 23, 2015

N.Y. Police Reviewing Charity That Hired Chief's Friends

The New York Police Department's inspector general has opened a "preliminary review" of a charity that has spent $2 million on consulting deals with friends of Police Commissioner Bill Bratton, according to the New York Post.

The Post reported earlier this month that Mr. Bratton wrote letters urging the New York City Police Foundation to contract with associates, some of whom later secured full-time city posts, and raised money from donors to pay for the deals. The 44-year-old foundation finances police programs and efforts such as stationing anti-terror officers abroad. Both the charity and the inspector general's office declined to comment on the inquiry.