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This bill would require the NYPD to report annually on injuries and deaths that occur in police-civilian encounters, disaggregated by whether the injured party was a civilian or a police officer, whether there was use of force by a police officer in the encounter, the reason for the encounter, and demographic information of the injured party.

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Int. No. 751

 

By Council Member Cornegy

 

A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to requiring the police department to submit reports on incidents with the public that result in bodily harm or death

 

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. Injury report. a. The commissioner shall submit to the council and the mayor within twenty days of the beginning of each fiscal year, and post to the department’s website within thirty days of each fiscal year, a report on the number of injuries that occur during law enforcement activity as defined in section 14-174 of this chapter, disaggregated by:

1. the number of injuries; and

2. the number of deaths.

b. The information required pursuant to subdivision a of this section shall be listed in total and disaggregated by:

1. the number of civilian victims;

2. the number of police officer victims;

3. the number of incidents where there was use of force by a police officer;

4. the reason for the encounter;

5. the race of the victim;

6. the gender of the victim;

7. the age of the victim;

8. the borough in which the incident occurred; and

9. the patrol precinct, housing police service area, and transit district in which the incident occurred.

§ 2. This local law takes effect immediately.

 

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3/19/18