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File #: Int 1671-2019    Version: * Name: Requiring the police department to report on traffic encounters.
Type: Introduction Status: Committee
Committee: Committee on Public Safety
On agenda: 8/14/2019
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 report on traffic encounters
Sponsors: Donovan J. Richards, Adrienne E. Adams, James G. Van Bramer, Justin L. Brannan, Robert E. Cornegy, Jr., Margaret S. Chin, Rafael Salamanca, Jr., Public Advocate Jumaane Williams
Council Member Sponsors: 8
Summary: This bill would require the New York City Police Department to issue a quarterly report on all traffic stops and vehicles stopped at roadblocks or checkpoints. The report would include the number of summonses issued and the number of arrests made pursuant to a traffic stop or roadblock or checkpoint. The first report would be due January 30, 2020.
Indexes: Report Required
Attachments: 1. Summary of Int. No. 1671, 2. Int. No. 1671, 3. August 14, 2019 - Stated Meeting Agenda with Links to Files, 4. Hearing Transcript - Stated Meeting 8-14-19, 5. Minutes of the Stated Meeting - August 14, 2019

Int. No. 1671


By Council Members Richards, Adams, Van Bramer, Brannan, Cornegy, Chin, Salamanca and the Public Advocate (Mr. Williams)


A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to requiring the police department to report on traffic encounters


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 14-181 to read as follows:

§ 14-181 Traffic encounter reports. a. No later than January 30, 2020, and no later than 30 days after the end of each quarter thereafter, the commissioner shall submit to the speaker of the council and the mayor and post on the department’s website a report containing the following information for the previous quarter:

1. The total number of traffic stops conducted by officers;

2. The total number of vehicles stopped by officers at roadblocks or checkpoints;

3. The total number of summons issued for traffic infractions; and

4. The total number of arrests made for traffic infractions.

b. The information required pursuant to subdivision a shall be disaggregated by precinct and further disaggregated by:

1. The apparent race/ethnicity, gender, and age of the driver;

2. Whether the vehicle was a private passenger vehicle, a commercial passenger vehicle, a bus, or a commercial truck;

3. Whether the vehicle was seized as a result of the encounter;

4. Whether a search of the vehicle occurred during the encounter and, if a search occurred, whether consent was provided for such search;

5. Whether a summons was issued, whether it was criminal or civil and the offense charged;

6. The offense charged if an arrest was made; and

7. Whether a use of force incident as defined in section 14-158 occurred in connection with the encounter.

c. The information required pursuant to this section shall be stored permanently and shall be accessible from the department’s website, and shall be provided in a format that permits automated processing. Each report shall include a comparison of the current reporting period to the prior four reporting periods, after such information becomes available.

§ 2. This local law takes effect immediately.







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