DOI, in partnership with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Criminal Investigative Division and the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s Office of the Inspector General, launched a joint investigation into lead paint abatement practices at NYCHA.
A report regarding some employees of St. Christopher’s, Inc., a Dobbs Ferry, New York-based not-for-profit with more than
$56 million in City contracts to oversee up to 690 children in foster boarding homes, engaged in deliberately falsifying files.
A report on the activities of FDNY Assistant Commissioner John Clair and FDNY contractor, ScanHealth, Inc. While under contract to provide services to the FDNY, Scanhealth, inappropriately paid for Clair's travel, lodging, meal, and other expenses to attend various functions.
A Report on the findings and recommendations from DOI's investigation into the Taxi and Limousine Commission (TLC) medallion auctions. The report found that the TLC rules were not consistently applied and that they conflicted with the TLC auction bid form.
The Department of Investigation’s (“DOI”) Office of the Inspector General for the New York City Police Department (“OIG-NYPD”) issued a Report today examining how NYPD’s body-worn camera (“BWC”) footage is used by five agencies in New York City that oversee and monitor police accountability.
DOI's findings of 14 members of the NYC Fire Department purchased bogus diplomas on the Internet and submitted them to the FDNY in an attempt to meet education requirements. The degrees were bought online from an entity that called itself "St. Regis University."
Acting Commissioner Cort said, “DOI’s Report exposes the long-standing and continuing problems with the City’s
Lifeguard Division, revealing leadership and management failures; a lack of accountability and transparency.
A report detailing NYCHA's continued failure to enforce its Permanent Exclusion policy for dangerous criminal offenses. The investigation also uncovered employees purchasing drugs from tenants and targets of the criminal investigation and other misconduct at NYCHA's Sheepshead/Nostrand Houses.
A Report on an investigation into the employment status of New York City firefighter JOHN MAYO. The investigation revealed that MAYO had been Absent Without Leave (AWOL) when he should have been on Light Duty performing administrative duties for the FDNY from April until June 2006.
A report of DOI's findings and recommendations following a joint investigation with the New York City Fire Department and the New York City Department of Buildings of those two agencies’ inspectional performance at 130 Liberty Street in the months preceding the fire of August 18, 2007.
A Report on NYCHA failing to conduct mandatory lead paint safety inspection for four years, but submitted false documentation to the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development stating that the Authority was in compliance with federal laws that require these inspection to be performed.
A Report on DHS commercial hotel procurement process for homeless families with children. The Report found that DHS’ procurement process
did not consider criminal activity at prospective hotels prior to placing families with children at those locations.
An examination of the reasons for ECTP’s failure to deliver a modernized 911 emergency communications system on time and within its original budget. The report discusses the findings of DOI's investigation.
2019 Assessment of Litigation Data Involving NYPD, pursuant to a 2017 law passed by City Council (Local Law No. 166 of 2017). The report assesses NYPD's ongoing efforts to track and analyze data from claims and lawsuits, with a particular focus on the Department's early intervention system.
DOI’s findings and recommendations from an investigation of DOHMH February 22, 2007 inspection of the KFC-Taco Bell on Sixth Ave. in Greenwich Village. On February 23, a day after Thomas inspected the restaurant and gave it a passing grade, the news media ran stories showing rats scurrying around.
A report on three allegations involving the misuse of the Mayor's security detail and fourth allegation DOI probed on whether the Mayor's presidential campaign repaid the City of New York the costs associated with the travel of the Mayor's security detail during his campaign trips in 2019.
Margaret Garnett, Commissioner of the New York City Department of Investigation (“DOI”), issued a Report today on the “Corruption Vulnerabilities in the City’s Oversight and Administration of Not-for-Profit Human Services Contracts,” which provides 23 recommendations for reform.
A Report on security lapses at the entrances of two City Department of Correction (“DOC”) detention facilities – one in Manhattan and the second in Brooklyn – exposing serious vulnerabilities in DOC’s security operations.
DOI found ACS often did not ensure providers were adequately addressing concerns of poor safety performance identified in ACS' annual performance measurement process called Scorecard, and did not require providers to focus on addressing safety in its quality improvement mechanism
An examination of certain aspects of HRA Special One-Time Assistance (SOTA) program, a rental assistance program that is designed to provide permanent, stable housing to qualified DHS clients. The Report found several deficiencies in processes and practice related to SOTA.
A Report detailing the findings of a year-long probe of the City Department of Correction’s (“DOC”) hiring practices for Correction Officers (“COs”), exposing persistent problems at the agency’s Applicant Investigation Unit (“AIU”).
Preliminary findings and recommendations on DOI’s investigation into delays and cost overruns of the Emergency Communications Transformation Program (“ECTP”), which have been provided to the Mayor and his relevant senior staff.
DOI's Office of the Inspector General for the NYPD, Fifth Annual Report on investigations and recommendations made in Calendar Year 2018 to the NYC Police Department. In addition the Report updates the status of recommendations made previously that have not been fully adopted by the NYPD.
In 2019, DOI continued its commitment to protecting New York City from corruption, fraud, waste, and abuse and rooting out municipal corruption through arrests, investigations, and recommendations for agency reforms.
A Report on the arrest of 17 Certified Asbestos Investigators on charges of falsely filing documents certifying that planned construction of dozen of properties in Manhattan and Staten Island would not disturb asbestos.
This Report discusses former Procurement Director, William Nelson’s theft of Richmond County District Attorney's Office (RCDA) funds, highlights the array of deficiencies in RCDA’s past fiscal practices, and sets forth DOI’s recommendations.
The New York City Department of Investigation (DOI), in partnership with the United States Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of New York, criminal
investigation of public corruption by an HRA employee involving the Supplemental Nutritional Assistance Program (SNAP).
Daniel G. Cort, Acting Commissioner of the New York City Department of Investigation (“DOI”), announced today the agency’s statistics for Calendar Year-end (“CY”) 2021, which covers January 1, 2021 through December 31,
City’s annual Anti-Corruption Report , A progress report on City agencies’ anti-corruption programs, which
includes the vulnerabilities agencies have self-identified as problems and the strategies they are using to remedy