De Blasio Misused Security Detail, NYPD Covered It Up, City Inspector General Says

New York City investigators concluded that Mayor Bill de Blasio misused his NYPD security detail for personal and political purposes and that the NYPD official who runs the detail actively obstructed the subsequent investigation, according to a report released Thursday morning.

The Department of Investigation report alleges that NYPD official, identified as Inspector Howard Redmond, “actively obstructed and sought to thwart” the investigation. DOI officials said at a news conference Thursday that they would refer his case to the Manhattan district attorney’s office for possible criminal prosecution.