Policy

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.
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.
New York State Senate Majority Leader Andrea Stewart-Cousins in January of this year.
Recent protests have helped the state Legislature reassert its power against the governor.
A protestors sign at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn on June 7, 2020.
Calls to reduce spending on police are increasingly popular, but details are still being determined.
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.
NYPD officers tackling a protestor on May 30th.
Covered badge numbers, body cameras turned off and a state law impede transparency.
First Lady Chirlane McGray meets with then-New York City Police Department Commissioner James O'Neill and then-Deputy Commissioner of Collaborative Policing in the NYPD Susan Herman at Safe Horizon, discussing how to help victims of crime and violence hea
The COVID-19 pandemic is creating a mental health crisis, and recent turmoil amid protests against police brutality may make it more acute.
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.
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