This bill requires the NYPD’s special victims division to use a modern, digital case management system, and to ensure that this system protects the privacy of crime victims.
Preconsidered Int. No. 781
By Council Members Rivera, Rosenthal and Richards
A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to requiring the New York city police department to utilize a modern case management system
Be it enacted by the Council as follows:
Section 1. Chapter 1 of title 14 of the administrative code of the city of New York is amended by adding a new section 14-176 to read as follows:
§ 14-176 Special victims case management.
a. Definitions. For the purposes of this section, the following terms have the following meanings:
Case management system. The term “case management system” means a digital and searchable means of tracking and monitoring investigations, cases, and other activities of the special victims division. Such system shall be capable of automated analysis of the performance of such division and members of such division, including the timeliness of any such investigations.
Special victims division. The term “special victims division” means any division, unit, or other entity within the department that regularly investigates the violation of article 130 of the penal law.
b. Case management system. The Special victims division shall utilize a case management system, and establish policies that limit access to such system to protect the privacy of crime victims. Such policies shall be published on the department’s website.
§2. This local law takes effect one year after it becomes law.