Thursday, May 10, 2018

NYPD Refuses to Reveal Precinct Use-of-Force Data, Citing State Law

By Graham Rayman

The NYPD has dug in its heels and refused to turn over precinct-level use-of-force data, citing a state law that it claims makes cop personnel records confidential.

According to a footnote buried in a May 4 NYPD letter to the Department of Investigation, the agency argued that use of force statistics by precinct could be used to identify individual cops — a violation of section 50-a of the state Civil Rights Law.

But civil rights lawyers slammed the move as a direct violation of Local Law 85, passed by the City Council in 2016, which requires the department to release use of force data by precinct.

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Source: The New York Daily News (via Empire Report New York) 

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