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File #: Int 2013-2020    Version: * Name: Use of conducted electrical weapons by the police department.
Type: Introduction Status: Committee
Committee: Committee on Public Safety
On agenda: 7/28/2020
Enactment date: Law number:
Title: A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to the use of conducted electrical weapons by the police department
Sponsors: Public Advocate Jumaane Williams
Council Member Sponsors: 1
Summary: This bill would require police officers to download data from conducted electrical weapons at the end of their tour when such weapons are discharged. This bill would also require police officers to note the amount of times a conducted electrical weapon was discharged on the Threat, Resistance, or Injury worksheet. This bill would also require that any future purchases of body worn cameras by the New York City Police Department be cameras that are capable of automatically activating when a conducted electrical weapon is armed or its trigger is being pulled. This bill would also require that such feature be enabled for body worn cameras whenever it is available.
Attachments: 1. Summary of Int. No. 2013, 2. Int. No. 2013, 3. July 28, 2020 - Stated Meeting Agenda with Links to Files, 4. Hearing Transcript - Stated Meeting 7-28-20
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Int. No. 2013

 

By The Public Advocate (Mr. Williams)

 

A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to the use of conducted electrical weapons by the police department

 

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 14-185 to read as follows:

§ 14-185 Conducted electrical weapons. a. Definitions. For the purposes of this section, the term “TRI form” means the threat, resistance or injury incident worksheet or any successor form that is filled out by an officer after discharging a conducted electrical weapon.

b. Whenever a conducted electrical weapon is discharged, the discharging officer shall be responsible for downloading the data from such weapon at the end of the discharging officer’s tour. Such data shall be attached to the TRI form.

c. Whenever a conducted electrical weapon is discharged, the discharging officer shall note the number of times such weapon was discharged on the TRI form.

d. Beginning January 1, 2021, any new contracts, contract renewals or contract modifications for the purchase of body worn cameras shall require such cameras to be capable of automatically beginning recording when a conducted electrical weapon wirelessly reports that it is armed or that its trigger is being pulled. Such feature shall be enabled during the entirety of an officer's tour whenever such feature is available.

§ 2. This local law takes effect 180 days after it becomes law.

 

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