NYC protests reignite calls to repeal 50-a law protecting police records

AmNews Staff Reports | 6/2/2020, 1:57 p.m.
New York protests against police brutality following the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis have reignited a discussion about repealing ...
NYPD officers Bill Moore

New York protests against police brutality following the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis have reignited a discussion about repealing a state law that protects police personnel records from being released publicly.

Civil Rights Law 50-a broadly prevents the release of “all personnel records” that are used to evaluate performance of police officers, firefighters and correction officers without a court order, unless the subject gives written permission.

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