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File #: Int 2274-2021    Version: * Name: Creation of a database to facilitate the civilian complaint review board’s access to police department records.
Type: Introduction Status: Committee
Committee: Committee on Public Safety
On agenda: 4/22/2021
Enactment date: Law number:
Title: A Local Law to amend the New York city charter, in relation to the creation of a database to facilitate the civilian complaint review board's access to police department records
Sponsors: Farah N. Louis
Council Member Sponsors: 1
Summary: This bill would require the Department of Information Technology and Telecommunications to create and maintain a computerized database of Police Department records and other materials for the purpose of facilitating access to such records and other materials when requested by the Civilian Complaint Review Board to complete an investigation.
Attachments: 1. Summary of Int. No. 2274, 2. Int. No. 2274, 3. April 22, 2021 - Stated Meeting Agenda with Links to Files

Int. No. 2274

 

By Council Member Louis

 

A Local Law to amend the New York city charter, in relation to the creation of a database to facilitate the civilian complaint review board’s access to police department records

 

Be it enacted by the Council as follows:

 

Section 1. Paragraph 1 of subdivision (d) of section 440 of the New York city charter, as amended by a vote of the electors on November 5, 2019, is amended to read as follows:

1. It shall be the duty of the police department to provide such assistance as the board may reasonably request, to cooperate fully with investigations by the board, and to provide to the board upon request records and other materials which are necessary for investigations undertaken pursuant to this section, except such records or materials that cannot be disclosed by law. In furtherance of this duty, the police department shall provide such assistance and access to records and other materials as the department of information technology and telecommunications requires to create and maintain the database required by subdivision s of section 1072.

§ 2. Paragraph 2 of subdivision q and subdivision r of section 1072 of the New York city charter, as amended by local law number 39 for the year 2013, are amended, and a new subdivision s is added to read as follows:

2. Parking regulations. The information related to paragraph (1) of this subdivision shall be searchable and sortable by time, date and borough, except that street closures for crane operations, construction work and paving operations shall have the notation “subject to closure” during times where closure has been permitted and approved but where such closure may or may not occur on a particular day. All information required by this subdivision shall be available on the city’s website as soon as practicable but in no case less than one week prior to any such closure or change, except closures which were applied for or planned less than one week prior to any such closure or change, which shall be available on such interactive map within seventy-two hours of the permit and approval of such closure. Where a permitted and approved street closure is due to a special event, the sponsor of the event with appropriate contact information shall be provided as part of such interactive map. For the purposes of this subdivision, special event shall mean any street fair, block party or festival on a public street(s) where such activity may interfere with or obstruct the normal use by vehicular traffic of such street(s); [and]

r. to provide to the public, at no charge on the city's website, an interactive crime map that, for each segment of a street bounded by one or more intersections and/or a terminus, shall visually display the aggregate monthly, yearly and year-to-date totals for the current and the most recent prior calendar years for each class of crime that is reported to the New York city police department, or for which an arrest was made, including crimes that occurred in parks and subway stations. Such map shall be searchable by address, zip code, and patrol precinct. All information required by this subdivision shall be available on the city's website as soon as practicable but in no case more than one month after a crime complaint has been filed. The mayor shall ensure that all agencies provide the department with such assistance and information as the department requires to compile and update the interactive crime map[.]; and

s. to create and maintain a computerized database of records and other materials of the police department to facilitate direct access to any records and other materials that may be requested by the civilian complaint review board pursuant to paragraph 1 of subdivision (d) of section 440. Access to such database shall be given only to the civilian complaint review board for the purpose of reviewing records and other materials in fulfillment of the civilian complaint review board’s duties set forth in section 440. The civilian complaint review board shall keep confidential such records and other materials except where disclosure is required by law. No administrative privileges to amend, edit or alter records and materials stored in such database shall be given to the civilian complaint review board. 

§ 3. This local law takes effect immediately.

 

 

 

 

 

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LS #16609

4/2/2021