The 2020 repeal of a section of state law called 50-a was intended to put an end to police secrecy about misconduct. Instead, police departments and unions continue to use their power – and new bogus excuses – to keep police misconduct records secret and shield officers from accountability.
Now lawmakers have introduced a new measure to make clear the full universe of police misconduct and disciplinary records must be made public. This bill would block the excuses that police departments have concocted, and would ensure the transparency New Yorkers have been demanding.
Tell lawmakers: End police transparency excuses.
Governor Kathy Hochul
Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie
Senate Majority Leader Andrea Stewart-Cousins