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File #: Int 0605-2014    Version: * Name: Require the police department to post quarterly reports on its website relating to the use of “seat belt holds” and “chokeholds.”
Type: Introduction Status: Filed (End of Session)
Committee: Committee on Public Safety
On agenda: 12/17/2014
Enactment date: Law number:
Title: A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to requiring the police department to post quarterly reports on its website relating to the use of "seat belt holds" and "chokeholds."
Sponsors: Jumaane D. Williams, Vanessa L. Gibson, Laurie A. Cumbo, Ydanis A. Rodriguez, Deborah L. Rose, Rosie Mendez, Helen K. Rosenthal, Carlos Menchaca
Council Member Sponsors: 8
Summary: This bill requires the NYPD to report the total number of “seatbelt holds” used, including instances when the holds were deemed failed and a chokehold was used.
Attachments: 1. Summary of Int. No. 605
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Int. No. 605

 

By Council Members Williams, Gibson, Cumbo, Rodriguez, Rose, Mendez, Rosenthal and Menchaca

 

A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to requiring the police department to post quarterly reports on its website relating to the use of “seat belt holds” and “chokeholds.”

 

Be it enacted by the Council as follows:

Section 1.  Title 14 of the administrative code of the city of New York is amended by adding a new section 14-155 to read as follows:

§14-155. Use of “seat belt holds” and “chokeholds”. a. Definitions. The following definitions are applicable to this section:

1.  “Chokehold” shall mean to wrap an arm around or grip a person’s neck in a manner that may limit or cut off either the flow of air by compressing the windpipe, or the flow of blood through the carotid arteries on each side of the neck.

2.  “Seat belt hold” shall mean to wrap an arm over a person’s shoulder with the other arm wrapped under the opposite armpit with hands clasped together in front of the body.

b.  Use of “seat belt hold” and “chokehold” reports. The commissioner shall post a report on the department website within twenty days of the beginning of each fiscal year quarter containing information pertaining to the use of force for the prior quarter. Such quarterly report shall include: (1) the total number of “seat belt holds”; and (2) the total number of “seat belt holds” that were deemed failed and resulted in the use of a “chokehold.”

§2.   This local law shall take effect immediately.

 

BG/RC

LS 2677/2014

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