On June 12, 2020 New York State became one of the first states to ban the use of chokeholds by law enforcement. The use of chokeholds by law enforcement officer will be a felony. New York also repealed Civil Rights Law § 50-a which kept police disciplinary records secret. Other reforms include prohibiting Race-Based 911 Calls and designating the Attorney General as an Independent Prosecutor for police involved deaths.
On June 17, 2020, New York City announced reforms to the their disciplinary system. These reforms include:
On Jul. 15, 2020 New York City also banned the use of chokeholds. The legislation protects the right of citizens to record police activity and ensures that all New York City Police Department officers have their shield number and rank designations visible at all times while on the job.
Cops are sworn to uphold the law. We hold cops accountable when they fail to do so. If you or a loved one has been the victim of police misconduct or police brutality, the cop accountability attorneys at Greenstein & Milbauer, LLP can help.
The cop accountability attorneys at Greenstein & Milbauer, LLP handle all types of police misconduct and police brutality cases including those that involve excessive force, illegal chokeholds, racial profiling, wrongful search and seizures, false arrest, false imprisonment, witness tampering and police corruption.
The cop accountability attorneys at Greenstein & Milbauer, LLP are committed to helping victims of police brutality or misconduct and will hold police officers and law enforcement agencies accountable. Our firm’s motto is “Don’t Be A Victim Twice”.
If you are a victim of police misconduct or police brutality, call 1-800-VICTIM2 (1-800-842-8462) to schedule a confidential consultation. The call is free. The consultation is free. You don’t pay us unless we are successful. That’s our “Our Fee Guarantee – No Fee Unless Successful. We are the cop accountability law firm. When cops fail to protect and serve, we hold them accountable!