This bill would require the NYPD to make monthly reports of the number of complaints of police misconduct that it receives, by precinct, and any action taken by the NYPD in response to such complaints.
By Council Member Richards
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 complaints of police misconduct
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 14-177 to read as follows:
§ 14-177 Police misconduct report. Within 10 days from the end of each calendar month, the commissioner shall submit to the council and the mayor, and post on the department’s website, a report on the number of complaints of police misconduct, including, but not limited to, misuse of force, harassment, and use of offensive language, received by the department in the prior calendar month, disaggregated by patrol precinct. The report shall include any action taken by the department in response to each such complaint, including any resulting investigation or disciplinary action. Nothing in this section shall require the sharing of or access to information considered confidential pursuant to section 50-a of the civil rights law.
§ 2. This local law takes effect 60 days after it becomes law.