The police establishment wants to keep misconduct records secret.
New York is the least transparent state in the country when it comes to information about police misconduct. New York Civil Rights Law Section 50-a says that personnel records used to evaluate performance toward continued employment or promotion are confidential. This provision is constantly and increasingly being used to thwart police accountability and transparency statewide.
Andrew M. Cuomo (D-NY), Governor
Your State Upper Chamber Representatives
Your State Lower Chamber Representatives
Carl E. Heastie, Speaker, New York State Assembly
John J. Flanagan, Majority Leader, New York State Senate