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This bill would require the Civilian Complaint Review Board to include in its semi-annual reports detailed information regarding the reasons that cases are closed without the benefit of a full investigation, and the efforts it made to avoid such closures.

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Committee on Public Safety
Hearing Held by Committee
Committee on Public Safety
Laid Over by Committee
City Council
Referred to Comm by Council
City Council
Introduced by Council

Int. No. 1106

 

By Council Members Richards, Ampry-Samuel and Ayala

 

A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to requiring the civilian complaint review board to report information relating to truncated investigations

 

Be it enacted by the Council as follows:

 

Section 1. The administrative code of the city of New York is amended by adding a new title 14-a to read as follows:

TITLE 14-A

CIVILIAN COMPLAINT REVIEW BOARD

CHAPTER 1

REPORTING

                     § 14-5000 Definitions. As used in this title, the following terms have the following meanings:

Board. The term “board” means the civilian complaint review board.

Semi-annual report. The term “semi-annual report” means the report required by paragraph 6 of subdivision (c) of section 440 of the charter.

                     § 14-5001 Required information. The semi-annual report shall include, but need not be limited to, the following information:

                     a. For investigations truncated as the result of an uncooperative complainant, witness or victim:

1. A summary of the efforts made by the board to engage the uncooperative complainant, witness or victim; and

2. A summary of the reasons for the failure or refusal of a complainant, witness or victim to cooperate in a board investigation, when known.

                     b. For investigations truncated as the result of the withdrawal of the complaint:

1. The number of complaints that are known to be withdrawn by reason of pending litigation;

2. The number of complaints that are withdrawn for a known reason other than pending litigation, and the reason; and

3. The number of complaints that are withdrawn for an unknown reason.      

c. For investigations truncated as the result of an unidentifiable victim:

1. A summary of the efforts made by the board to identify the victim; and

2. The reason for the board’s inability to identify the victim.

d. For investigations truncated as the result of the unavailability of a complainant, witness or victim:

1. A summary of the efforts made by the board to make the complainant, witness or victim available; and

2. The reason for the unavailability of the complainant, witness or victim, when known.

§ 2. This local law takes effect immediately.

 

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7/19/18