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Questions linger over why a veteran CIA operative is detailed to NYPD’s intelligence division – AP

On October 17, 2011, the Washington Post featured an Associated Press article examining a CIA operative's relationship with the New York Police Department. The agent arrived in July of this year to work with NYPD's intelligence division as a Special Assistant to the Deputy Commissioner of Intelligence.

Since the 9/11 attacks, the CIA and NYPD have worked closely together. Following the terrorist attacks, the CIA dispatched Larry Sanchez, a veteran intelligence operative, to New York, where he assisted in creating NYPD's spying programs. Sanchez continued to work with NYPD until 2010.

Legally the CIA is barred from spying domestically. Consequently the close partnership between the two agencies have some lawmakers questioning the legality of the situation. Nevertheless, CIA Director David Petraeus has described the newly assigned CIA operative as an "adviser" who will ensure that intelligence information is being shared.

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