Only Two Cops Guarding Strauss-Kahn's Place

By Ben Fractenberg on May 25, 2011 3:23pm 

There are two police officers guarding Dominique Strauss-Kahn's current residence at 71 Broadway.
There are two police officers guarding Dominique Strauss-Kahn's current residence at 71 Broadway.
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DNAinfo/Ben Fractenberg

By Ben Fractenberg

DNAinfo Reporter/Producer

DOWNTOWN — At least it's not costing New Yorkers much to keep an eye on Dominque Strauss-Kahn.

There are just two NYPD officers stationed at Strauss-Kahn’s current address at 71 Broadway, Police Commissioner Raymond Kelly said at a Wednesday afternoon Press conference at One Police Plaza.

Kelly said there would even be “less of commitment” by the NYPD once the media circus camped outside of his building starts to die down.

The revelations came as it emerged that the IMF, which is partly funded by American taxpayers, is on the hook for a $250,000 severance package for the accused sex fiend.

Strauss-Kahn has been at 71 Broadway since last Friday when he was allowed to leave Rikers Island on the condition he find a permanent residence where he can be under 24 hour supervision.

He was originally going to stay at a building on East 65th Street but tenants objected.

He is currently in a residence owned by the security company hired to monitor him, Stroz Friedberg, but is looking for a permanent space where he can stay during his trial.

Strauss-Kahn was supposed to have the new location figured out by Tuesday, but is having trouble finding a building that will accept him.

When asked if there is a possibility Strauss-Kahn could end up back in Rikers if he is unable to find a place to live, Kelly said he has “every confidence” he would find a place to stay in the city.


Disgraced banker Dominique Strauss-Kahn is reportedly getting a $250,000 severance package from the IMF, which is partially funded from U.S. taxpayers.
Disgraced banker Dominique Strauss-Kahn is reportedly getting a $250,000 severance package from the IMF, which is partially funded from U.S. taxpayers.
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