Doug Bedell — February 15, 2021, 3:35 pm

New York City Council Seeks More Police Accountability


In the movement for greater police accountability, Claire Meyer in Today in Security reports that the New York City Council has “announced a slate of legislation aimed at reshaping the New York Police Department (NYPD)”.

She cites a ProPublica report that “The proposed changes include the police commissioner being stripped of final say over disciplining officers. Another bill in the package would remove NYPD officers as the default responders to emergency calls related to mental health.”

These moves come, she adds, “after multiple reports emerged of NYPD officers mistreating civilians and evading significant punishment or even being promoted to top positions. Commissioners have also dismissed proposed penalties for wrongdoers.”

Ms. Meyer includes a summary of the package of 11 bills and one resolution in the ProPublica report.

An earlier Barrier Briefs post reported on the Citizens Crime Commission of New York City seeking similar police reforms.

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