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NYPD Facebook flap prompts call for residency rule

December 12, 2011 5:03:50 AM PST
Several elected officials from Brooklyn are calling for a law requiring NYPD officers to live within the five boroughs of New York City.

The elected leaders including Assemblyman Hakeem Jeffries and Rep. Yvette Clarke say they are outraged by reports that police officers posted offensive remarks on a Facebook page about patrol duty at the annual West Indian Day Parade.

Jeffries said Sunday that officers would be more likely to respect New York's racial and cultural diversity if they were required to live in the city. He says he will introduce an NYPD residency requirement in the state legislature.

Police union president Patrick Lynch says he'll oppose any such move.

NYPD officers are now required to live in the city or in one of six surrounding counties.


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