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File #: Int 2112-2020    Version: * Name: Making public the disciplinary records of police department leadership.
Type: Introduction Status: Committee
Committee: Committee on Public Safety
On agenda: 10/15/2020
Enactment date: Law number:
Title: A Local Law in relation to making public the disciplinary records of police department leadership
Sponsors: Laurie A. Cumbo, Ben Kallos, Margaret S. Chin
Council Member Sponsors: 3
Summary: This bill would require the Inspector General for the Police Department to make public the disciplinary records of leadership in the New York City Police Department by submitting such records to the Council and by posting such records on the Department of Investigation’s website. This bill would also require the Inspector General for the Police Department to review such records and to submit a report to the Council, as well as to post such report on the Department of Investigation’s website, that summarizes instances of substantiated misconduct and related disciplinary measures documented in such records.
Indexes: Report Required
Attachments: 1. Summary of Int. No. 2112, 2. Int. No. 2112, 3. October 15, 2020 - Stated Meeting Agenda with Links to Files, 4. Hearing Transcript - Stated Meeting 10-15-20, 5. Minutes of the Stated Meeting - October 15, 2020

Int. No. 2112

 

By Council Members Cumbo, Kallos and Chin

 

A Local Law in relation to making public the disciplinary records of police department leadership

 

Be it enacted by the Council as follows:

 

Section 1. a. Definitions. For purposes of this local law, the term “inspector general for the police department” means the individual responsible for implementing the duties set forth in paragraph 1 of subdivision c of section 803 of the New York city charter.

b. No later than 60 days after the effective date of this local law, the inspector general for the police department shall submit to the speaker of the council and shall publish on the website of the department of investigation the disciplinary records of all members of the police department who have a leadership or supervisory role, including, but not necessarily limited to, the following members:

1. The commissioner of police;

2. The first deputy commissioner;

3. The chief of department;

4. Deputy commissioners;

5. Chiefs;

6. Captains;

7. Lieutenants; and

8. Sergeants. 

c. The inspector general for the police department shall conduct a review of the disciplinary records made public pursuant to subdivision b of section one of this local law for the purpose of preparing a report to summarize the information contained in such records. Such report shall identify each member of the police department in a leadership or supervisory role, and for each such member shall identify:

1. All instances of substantiated misconduct, whether based on violation of law, rule or regulation, or policy or procedure of the police department; and

2. For each instance of substantiated misconduct, the type of misconduct substantiated and the discipline rendered, if any.

d. No later than 90 days after the effective date of this local law, the inspector general for the police department shall submit to the speaker of the council and shall publish on the website of the department of investigation the report required in subdivision c of section one of this local law.

e. This local law shall not be construed to require the disclosure of information where otherwise prohibited by law.

§ 2. This local law takes effect immediately.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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LS #15546

8/31/20