From the NY Times:
...on Friday, a report by the city’s Department of Investigation said that investigators, after interviewing more than 150 witnesses and reviewing video from surveillance cameras and from angry residents, had found no evidence of an organized slowdown. In fact, the report found, Mr. Halloran had no evidence for his accusation, and his account of conversations with two workers differed sharply from what the workers told investigators.
“In toto,” the report said, “Mr. Halloran’s information about city employee statements contributed no actual evidence about a possible slowdown.”
The report did find fault with elements of the city’s response to the Dec. 26 snowstorm, which left 20 inches of snow in Central Park and paralyzed the city for days. A half-dozen trucks, among hundreds reviewed, were inexplicably idle, or moving through snowbound streets with their plows raised for no apparent reason. Some workers remained with stuck vehicles for as long as 12 hours, investigators found. About 44 percent of the snow chains on trucks broke during the cleanup.
And a few workers were photographed buying beer or coffee when they were supposed to be cleaning the streets. The investigators said those workers were doing so only while stuck with broken-down equipment, and not as part of a labor slowdown, but the workers caught drinking now face disciplinary charges.
The city also made choices that might have slowed the cleanup. A decision to stop salting roads as the snowfall warnings increased was controversial within the Sanitation Department. And because the city elected not to declare a snow emergency, many drivers became stuck in roadways, and their cars impeded the cleanup.
From the Daily News:
City Councilman Dan Halloran of Queens faces a contempt of court charge for refusing to cooperate with a federal grand jury investigation of his claim that the city's sanitation workers engaged in an organized slowdown during the post-Christmas blizzard of 2010.
Actually, he deserves the contempt of all New Yorkers, particularly New York's Strongest.
This guy is unfit for office.