Mayor De Blasio

Robert Deutsch-USA TODAY

City's Top Watchdog Sends Letter Some Deem Threat To Mayor's Top Deputy

October 26, 2018 - 7:51 am

NEW YORK (WCBS 880) -- The heat between the mayor and New York City's top watchdog continues to build.

Investigations Commissioner Mark Peters has sent a letter to a top deputy for Mayor Bill de Blasio that some in the administration consider a threat.

The New York Times reports that in the letter, Peters said mayoral staffers and the mayor himself are potential targets of his investigations, but he did not disclose the nature of any investigations.

In the letter, Peters referred to "matters now being pursued by D.O.I. in which the mayor himself, and/or his staff, are potentially a subject of investigation," the Times reported.

The relationship between the mayor and Peters has been described by some city observers as "toxic" since recent probes have taken aim at City Hall and the Department of Education.

A city official who saw the letter tells The Times it may be part of an effort by Peters to keep his job.

Peters tells the paper that's not the case.