City Comptroller and candidate for mayor John Liu says he's conducting the first audit of the New York City Police Department's surveillance system.
Liu says his office started investigating the surveillance operation, known as the Domain Awareness System, last week.
The investigation aims to determine how the NYPD monitors its usage of the 3,000 surveillance cameras stationed throughout the city.
"The program does not have an outside monitor and apparently has never been subjected to any internal audit to determine whether adequate protection exists to make sure those with access are not misusing or abusing it," Liu said.
Liu says the audit will not specifically address the NYPD's surveillance of mosques, but his staff members are working to determine if that process warrants an audit of its own.