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File #: Int 0791-2018    Version: * Name: Granting crime victims access to police reports.
Type: Introduction Status: Committee
Committee: Committee on Public Safety
On agenda: 4/11/2018
Enactment date: Law number:
Title: A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to granting crime victims access to police reports
Sponsors: James G. Van Bramer
Council Member Sponsors: 1
Summary: This bill would give crime victims free access to relevant police reports.
Attachments: 1. Summary of Int. No. 791, 2. Int. No. 791, 3. April 11, 2018 - Stated Meeting Agenda, 4. Hearing Transcript - Stated Meeting 4-11-18

Int. No. 791

 

By Council Member Van Bramer

 

A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to granting crime victims access to police reports

 

Be it enacted by the Council as follows:

Section 1. Chapter 1 of Title 14 of the administrative code of the city of New York is amended by adding a new section 14-173 to read as follows:  

                     § 14-173 Victim access to police reports. The department shall provide any person identified as a complainant in any written report in the custody of the department with a copy of such reports, upon request, at no cost. If requested, such reports shall be provided in electronic format. The department may deny access to such reports where such access would interfere with an ongoing investigation or pose a legitimate risk to public safety.

§ 2. This local law takes effect 120 days after it becomes law.

 

 

 

 

LS #1458

BC

3/19/18