Dozens of Civil Rights Organizations Call for a Repeal of New York Law That Protects Police Secrecy

Maria Perez
Maria Perez
Jan 10, 2020 - 8:57
Dozens of Civil Rights

Over 60 organizations have signed and sent a letter to New York Governor Andrew Cuomo to repeal a state law that keeps police misconduct records confidential. The letter, which was spearheaded by the Communities for United Police Reform (CUPD) and its Safer New York package, calls for the state to repeal the police secrecy section of New York’s Civil Rights Law, also known as NYS CRL 50-a (“50-a”). The letter was signed by 64 civil rights organizations.

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  • Section 50-a of New York’s Civil Rights Law
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