NEW YORK — Department of Investigation Commissioner Margaret Garnett joined NY1 political anchor Errol Louis on Thursday evening to discuss a report the agency released that found Mayor Bill de Blasio did not reimburse the city for his security detail travel expenses during his presidential campaign, totaling over $300,000. The report also found that NYPD resources and personnel assisted in helping de Blasio’s children, Chiara and Dante de Blasio, move belongings and travel.
De Blasio called the report “unprofessional” and said there were a number of inaccuracies in it during his press briefing Thursday. He also criticized the investigation for not interviewing security experts like NYPD Deputy Commissioner of Intelligence and Counterterrorism John Miller. who he said are in charge of these decisions.
Garnett pushed back against the mayor’s statements from the morning.
“Frankly, for the mayor, who is head of every city agency, to question DOI’s professionalism and integrity, it really undermines every other investigation we have going right now, or in the future,” Garnett told NY1. “I think it’s really inappropriate, and I’ve yet to hear any identification of the claimed factual inaccuracies.”
Watch the full interview above.
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