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File #: Int 1414-2019    Version: * Name: Granting district attorneys access to law enforcement records.
Type: Introduction Status: Committee
Committee: Committee on Justice System
On agenda: 2/13/2019
Enactment date: Law number:
Title: A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to granting district attorneys access to law enforcement records
Sponsors: Rory I. Lancman
Council Member Sponsors: 1
Summary: This bill would require the police department to provide district attorneys and the special narcotics prosecutor records pertaining to reportable disciplinary offenses for any NYPD employee.
Attachments: 1. Summary of Int. No. 1414, 2. Int. No. 1414, 3. Committee Report 2/7/19, 4. Hearing Testimony 2/7/19, 5. Hearing Transcript 2/7/19, 6. February 13, 2019 - Stated Meeting Agenda with Links to Files, 7. Hearing Transcript - Stated Meeting 2-13-19
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Preconsidered Int. No. 1414

 

By Council Member Lancman

 

A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to granting district attorneys access to law enforcement records

 

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 14-177 to read as follows:

§ 14-177 Access to records. 

a. Within 24 hours of a request by any of the city’s district attorneys or the special narcotics prosecutor, the department shall provide records pertaining to reportable disciplinary offenses for any departmental employee. As used in this section, the term “reportable disciplinary offenses” means discipline imposed by the commissioner through the department’s formal disciplinary process and includes the following: a) improper use of force, or the use of excessive force as determined by departmental guidelines; b) sexual misconduct; c) domestic violence or other domestic incidents; d) drug possession, use or sale without police necessity; e) driving while intoxicated or alcohol-related misconduct; f) false statements, including written, and verbal statements or statements made under oath; g) false arrests; h) unlawful or criminal conduct; i) firearm-related offenses;  j) misconduct involving interactions with the public; h) other department rule violations.

b. This section shall be construed in accordance with all applicable laws, and shall not be construed as affecting or limiting any other obligation of the department to provide or disclose records to a district attorney or any other entity or person.

§ 2. This local law takes effect immediately.

 

LS #  7259

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1/22/19