Statement on Department of Investigation Report

Attrib to DOC spokesperson/Peter Thorne: “Commissioner Ponte and his senior staff are on call all day, all night, all year. Despite the need for them to be away from the city periodically, thanks to cellphones and computers, the work of the department does not grind to a halt. Any disregard of City rules and regulations was an inadvertent misunderstanding and will not recur. The Department will comply with all DOI recommendations on how to improve its compliance with City rules and regulations governing vehicle use and we consider this matter closed.”