The progressive site reports that Seth Williams will be appointed Philadelphia's Inspector General today. Williams is a former assistant prosecutor who ran against DA Lynne Abraham in the Democratic primary last spring and attracted a following among many bloggers.
What's the job? YPP mines this bit of legal desciption:
The OIG is operationally independent and is the designated, centralized office with authority to investigate criminal and/or integrity-related complaints of fraud, corruption, and abuse in all departments, quasi-governmental agencies under the Mayor's jurisdiction, and any contractors/consultants receiving City funds. The OIG also provides investigative expertise to any agency/authority requesting assistance.