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File #: Int 0538-2014    Version: * Name: Use of injurious physical force by law enforcement officers.
Type: Introduction Status: Filed (End of Session)
Committee: Committee on Public Safety
On agenda: 11/13/2014
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, Daniel Dromm , Costa G. Constantinides
Council Member Sponsors: 3
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. 538, 2. Committee Report 6/29/15, 3. Hearing Testimony 6/29/15, 4. Hearing Transcript 6/29/15
Date Ver.Prime SponsorAction ByActionResultAction DetailsMeeting DetailsMultimedia
12/31/2017*Rory I. Lancman City Council Filed (End of Session)  Action details Meeting details Not available
6/29/2015*Rory I. Lancman Committee on Public Safety Hearing Held by Committee  Action details Meeting details Not available
6/29/2015*Rory I. Lancman Committee on Public Safety Laid Over by Committee  Action details Meeting details Not available
11/13/2014*Rory I. Lancman City Council Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Meeting details Not available
11/13/2014*Rory I. Lancman City Council Introduced by Council  Action details Meeting details Not available
Int. No. 538
 
By Council Members Lancman, Dromm and Constantinides
 
 
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.
 
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