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It’s been just a few weeks since state lawmakers repealed Section 50-a, a state law that kept police records confidential unless a court order declared otherwise, or the officer themselves allowed the records to be released. more
The city council passed a package of laws earlier this month aimed at creating new regulatory guidelines for the New York Police Department. The package included a legal ban on the use of chokeholds — a bill first introduced after Eric Garner of Staten Island was killed in 2014 where such a maneuver was reportedly used. more
Weeks of non-stop protests seemed to accomplish what nearly two decades of advocacy couldn't: State lawmakers in Albany passed a slew of bils last week intended to reshape policing throughout New York. more
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