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NYC Watchdog Exposes NYPD's Neglect of Parking Permit Abuse

DOI Commissioner Jocelyn Strauber said that parking permit abuse endangers pedestrians and drivers.

Police are failing to enforce city workers' violations of the system that gives them thousands of free parking permits each year, with city servants allowed to park illegally across the five boroughs without facing consequences, according to a watchdog report released on Wednesday. The city Department of Investigation's report bolsters on-the-ground accounts that city workers brazenly abuse parking permits and that citizen complaints are ineffective. The NYPD closed nearly a quarter of 311 complaints about parking permits in 20 minutes or less, and no official action was taken against half of all complaints. Click here to read more on