Criminal justice

New York State Senators Jamaal Bailey, Brian Benjamin, and Zellnor Myrie holding the senate bill that repeals section 50-A.
Repealing 50-a may make police records public, but lengthy record requests could stand in the way of actually seeing them.
NYPD at a protest at Grand Army Plaza in Brooklyn on June 8, 2020.
A total of 11 bills made their way through the state Senate and Assembly.
The Buffalo Police Department following protestors on June 4, 2020.
Will Cariol Horne finally see justice 12 years after losing her job?
A protestor's sign in Harlem on June 7, 2020 listing the names of lives lost due to police brutality.
Pantaleo was fired for his role in the death of Eric Garner. Other NYPD officers in similar cases have faced a range of punishments.
Black Lives Matter protestors at Columbus Circle on June 6, 2020.
Experts weigh in on policy changes to combat police brutality and systemic racism.
State Senator Zellnor Myrie was pepper-sprayed in Brooklyn last Friday by the NYPD. Myrie introduced legislation earlier this year to change the NYPD disciplinary process.
Legislative lessons learned during the pandemic are now helping state lawmakers pass police reform.
As protests over the murder of George Floyd rage on, the NYPD are increasing the risk  for both protestors and themselves but not wearing masks.
The large gatherings of cops and protesters could exacerbate the coronavirus threat.
New York State Police Troopers
It wasn’t only because people are staying at home.
The New York State Assembly chamber.
A lot is at stake with bail reform, public school funding, Medicaid and other key issues.
Following increasing coronavirus cases at Rikers Island there is a call for the temporary release of prisoners to help curb the outbreak.
A limited release of Rikers Island inmates may not halt a coronavirus outbreak.