New York Daily News
April 16, 2014
The end has come for the secretive NYPD unit that spied on innocent Muslims, outraging the religious community and civil libertarians, who argued the surveillance violated the Constitution.
The NYPD has disbanded the former Demographics Unit, which had been a main cog of the aggressive anti-terror strategy put in place by former NYPD Commissioner Raymond Kelly, city officials said Tuesday.
“Our administration has promised the people of New York a police force that keeps our city safe, but that is also respectful and fair,” Mayor de Blasio said.