Gov. Cuomo to sign bill overturning law that kept police disciplinary records secret

Gov. Andrew Cuomo is expected to sign a bill that will overturn a law shielding police disciplinary records.

News 12 Staff

Jun 10, 2020, 9:44 AM

Updated 1,466 days ago

Share:

Gov. Andrew Cuomo is expected to sign a bill that will overturn a law shielding police disciplinary records.  
Thousands of people have been marching for a repeal of the law, as well as many advocates pushing for the repeal of 50-a.
The decades-old law kept law enforcement officers disciplinary records secret, stopping the public from knowing about police misconduct or anything that had to do with any action taken against an officer. Advocates have been demanding to end what some call the "secrecy law."
undefined
Meanwhile, the City Council Committee on Public Safety presented six bills that will make it easier to report police misconduct. Some include requiring police officers to have visible badge numbers, establishing an early intervention system to better identify officers with performance issues, as well as a bill reaffirming the right for New Yorkers to record police.
State Sen. Jamaal Bailey, who proposed the bill to repeal 50-a, told News 12 repealing that provision would make officers' records and misconduct complaints public.
“We respect and appreciate the incredibly difficult job that law enforcement does. I know that sometimes there's always a disconnect when you do law enforcement related bills. I just want to ensure that we have the ability to see if there are bad apples on the force, that we have the transparency and the ability to look at the records so that we can trust the police department like I want to, like you want to, like everybody wants to,” says Sen. Bailey.
Gov. Cuomo is expected to sign the bill this week.


More from News 12
1:47
New Yorkers head to the polls for early voting in Democratic primary

New Yorkers head to the polls for early voting in Democratic primary

1:15
Rapper Cardi B set to take stage at Coney Island Art Walls

Rapper Cardi B set to take stage at Coney Island Art Walls

1:55
Pleasant weekend in the Bronx ahead of expected heat wave

Pleasant weekend in the Bronx ahead of expected heat wave

1:22
Belmont BID hosts Italy vs. Albania UEFA Euro 2024 watch party

Belmont BID hosts Italy vs. Albania UEFA Euro 2024 watch party

0:32
New York City officials plan to develop 500,000 homes by 2032 to combat housing crisis

New York City officials plan to develop 500,000 homes by 2032 to combat housing crisis

1:43
Emergency exercises tests NYC schools’ readiness for another Superstorm Sandy

Emergency exercises tests NYC schools’ readiness for another Superstorm Sandy

Is your dad awesome? New York City tell us why your dad rocks!

Is your dad awesome? New York City tell us why your dad rocks!

1:21
Annual Fish and Arts Festival brings environmental awareness to Hunts Point

Annual Fish and Arts Festival brings environmental awareness to Hunts Point

2:04
Kevin Jonas undergoes surgery to remove common skin cancer; urges fans to get checked

Kevin Jonas undergoes surgery to remove common skin cancer; urges fans to get checked

0:18
NYPD: Suspect wanted for slashing man in Downtown Brooklyn

NYPD: Suspect wanted for slashing man in Downtown Brooklyn

1:47
Family of missing Morris Park man left with questions after three months

Family of missing Morris Park man left with questions after three months

1:55
Grand Concourse shop looks to help Bronx residents get in touch with spirituality

Grand Concourse shop looks to help Bronx residents get in touch with spirituality

0:31
NYPD: One teenager dead, another person injured in two Bronx subway surfing incidents

NYPD: One teenager dead, another person injured in two Bronx subway surfing incidents

2:32
Williamsbridge residents calling for help with piles of trash in their neighborhood

Williamsbridge residents calling for help with piles of trash in their neighborhood

1:30
$5.5M check to go toward outdoor field upgrades at William Taft Educational Campus, officials reveal

$5.5M check to go toward outdoor field upgrades at William Taft Educational Campus, officials reveal

0:23
Police identify 29-year-old fatally stabbed multiple times in the stomach in Claremont

Police identify 29-year-old fatally stabbed multiple times in the stomach in Claremont

0:25
Police: 19-year-old man wanted for stabbing another man in East Bronx

Police: 19-year-old man wanted for stabbing another man in East Bronx

1:34
Find out the best dining trends and dining deals in New York

Find out the best dining trends and dining deals in New York

0:24
NYPD: 2 men wanted for assaulting, robbing 50-year-old man at Mott Haven subway station

NYPD: 2 men wanted for assaulting, robbing 50-year-old man at Mott Haven subway station

1:03
Lawsuit alleges sexual abuse at juvenile detention centers in New York City

Lawsuit alleges sexual abuse at juvenile detention centers in New York City