Arun Venugopal is a reporter and the creator of Micropolis, WNYC’s multi-platform series examining race, sexuality, religion, street life and other issues that define New York City. He has been with the station since 2005, and has covered a wide range of stories, including the death of Sean Bell, the controversy over the Park 51 mosque and community center and Occupy Wall Street .
NYPD Asks for More Money During Terror Trial
Monday, December 28, 2009
The New York Police Department has told the federal government that it will need more money to protect the city during the trial of alleged terrorist Khalid Sheikh Mohammed.
Police commissioner Ray Kelly says the department has sent in a request for federal funding but wouldn't specify how much. He simply said "a lot."
Kelly says during the trial, much of the police force will be busy with its regular duties.
"That means that anything we do has to be done based on overtime because everyone else, under our planning premise, is fully engaged. So we've made that clear to the federal government," Kelly says.
Mohammed and others accused of plotting the 9-11 attacks are set to be tried at a federal court in downtown Manhattan.