File #: Int 0447-2022    Version: * Name: Unlawful methods of restraint during an arrest or attempted arrest.
Type: Introduction Status: Committee
Committee: Committee on Public Safety
On agenda: 5/26/2022
Enactment date: Law number:
Title: A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to unlawful methods of restraint during an arrest or attempted arrest
Sponsors: Robert F. Holden, Farah N. Louis, Joseph C. Borelli
Council Member Sponsors: 3
Summary: This bill would remove a prohibition on police officers from sitting, kneeling or standing on the chest or back of a person under arrest in a manner that compresses such person’s diaphragm.
Attachments: 1. Summary of Int. No. 447, 2. Int. No. 447, 3. May 26, 2022 - Stated Meeting Agenda, 4. Hearing Transcript - Stated Meeting 5-26-22, 5. Minutes of the Stated Meeting - May 26, 2022

Int. No. 447

 

By Council Members Holden, Louis and Borelli

 

A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to unlawful methods of restraint during an arrest or attempted arrest

 

Be it enacted by the Council as follows:

 

Section 1. Subdivision a of section 10-181 of the administrative code of the city of New York, as added by local law number 66 for the year 2020, is amended to read as follows:

a. Unlawful methods of restraint. No person shall restrain an individual in a manner that restricts the flow of air or blood by compressing the windpipe or the carotid arteries on each side of the neck, [or sitting, kneeling, or standing on the chest or back in a manner that compresses the diaphragm,] in the course of effecting or attempting to effect an arrest.

§ 2. This local law takes effect immediately.

 

 

 

 

 

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