In May 2020, a Minneapolis Police Officer killed George Floyd, an unarmed black man. As a result people across the country and New York City engaged in mass protests. Some protests triggered violent confrontations between police and protesters and allegations police used excessive tactics.
Findings from a DOI Investigation into the City Department of Environmental Control Board (ECB) summons enforcement and collection, which identified serious holes in the process that results in City losing out on much needed revenue.
The report examines certain aspects of The NYC Human Resources Administration (HRA) Special One-Time Assistance (SOTA) program, a rental assistance program that is designed to provide permanent, stable housing to qualified Department of Homeless Services (DHS) clients.
An investigation into Rita Copeland, former treasurer of the Tenant Association for 51-55 East 129th St., NYC, a building participating in NYC Department of Housing Preservation and Development (HPD) Tenant Interim Lease Program (TIL), stole over $50,000 from this building.
An investigation into Avanti Building Consultants, Inc. also known as Risk Management Agency, Inc. (Avanti) and NYCB Engineering Group, LLC (NYCB) falsified over 450 documents at approximately 40 construction sites across the City to cover up their failure to provide licensed site Safety Managers.
DOI's investigation and findings of complaint alleging that Richard Gottfried fraudulently obtained a position on the Expert Roster as a Mitigation Specialist. The complaint alleged that Gottfried submitted an application that contained false information concerning his education and work experience.