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File #: Int 0537-2018    Version: * Name: Use of injurious physical force by law enforcement officers.
Type: Introduction Status: Committee
Committee: Committee on Public Safety
On agenda: 2/14/2018
Enactment date: Law number:
Title: A Local Law to amend the New York city charter, in relation to use of injurious physical force by law enforcement officers
Sponsors: Rory I. Lancman, Kalman Yeger
Council Member Sponsors: 2
Summary: This bill would require that police officers only use a proportionate amount of injurious physical force during the course of their duties and only if such force is reasonably necessary to protect themselves or others from harm or death, which they perceive to be imminent in nature.
Attachments: 1. Summary of Int. No. 537, 2. Int. No. 537, 3. February 14, 2018 - Stated Meeting Agenda

Int. No. 537

 

By Council Members Lancman and Yeger

 

A Local Law to amend the New York city charter, in relation to use of injurious physical force by law enforcement officers

 

Be it enacted by the Council as follows:

Section 1.  Chapter 18 of the New York city charter is amended by adding a new section 439 to read as follows:

§439. Use of injurious physical force by law enforcement officers.

a.  This section shall be known as and may be cited as the "Proportionate Policing Act."

b. Uniformed and nonuniformed members of the police force may use injurious physical force during the course of their duties as is proportionately necessary to protect themselves or others from the threat of harm or death, which they perceive to be imminent.

§2.   This local law shall take effect immediately.

LS#2299/Int. 538-2014

LS 484

CJG/BC

12/14/17