After a probe resulted from reports that the CIA was helping the New York Police Department set up surveillance programs in the Muslim community, the CIA is removing its agent from the NYPD, reports the Associated Press. The AP exposed the relationship between the CIA and the NYPD last summer, and since then, there's been outcry from Muslim-Americans and lawmakers. The CIA announced in September it would investigate the program, and now, the CIA's inspector general is pulling the agent from the program. The AP reports:
In its investigation, the CIA's inspector general faulted the agency for sending an officer to New York with little oversight after the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks and then leaving him there too long, according to officials who have read or been briefed on the inquiry. ... [Under his program] Plainclothes officers known as "rakers" eavesdropped in businesses, and Muslims not suspected of any wrongdoing were put in intelligence databases.
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