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File #: Int 1271-2018    Version: * Name: Protecting the identities of victims of crimes of violence.
Type: Introduction Status: Committee
Committee: Committee on Public Safety
On agenda: 11/28/2018
Enactment date: Law number:
Title: A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to protecting the identities of victims of crimes of violence
Sponsors: Mark Gjonaj , Andrew Cohen, Margaret S. Chin, Vanessa L. Gibson, Robert F. Holden, Justin L. Brannan, Kalman Yeger , Diana Ayala
Council Member Sponsors: 8
Summary: This bill would allow victims of crimes of violence to request that the police department withhold their names from public disclosure. The police department may disclose the victim’s name where it is necessary to protect public safety.
Attachments: 1. Summary of Int. No. 1271, 2. Int. No. 1271, 3. November 28, 2018 - Stated Meeting Agenda with Links to Files

Int. No. 1271

 

By Council Members Gjonaj, Cohen, Chin, Gibson, Holden, Brannan, Yeger and Ayala

 

A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to protecting the identities of victims of crimes of violence

 

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 14-177 to read as follows:

§ 14-177 Crime victim identity information. a. Upon request of a victim of a crime of violence, the police department shall not disclose the name of such victim in reports made available to the public in accordance with Public Officers Law § 87(2).

b. Nothing in this section prohibits the police department from disclosing the name of a victim of a crime of violence in a criminal or civil court proceeding or when the commissioner has determined that such disclosure is necessary to protect the public safety.

§ 2. This local law takes effect immediately.

 

 

 

 

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