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File #: Int 1309-2018    Version: Name: Requiring the police dept to develop an internal disciplinary matrix.
Type: Introduction Status: Enacted
Committee: Committee on Public Safety
On agenda: 12/20/2018
Enactment date: 7/15/2020 Law number: 2020/069
Title: A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to requiring the police department to develop an internal disciplinary matrix
Sponsors: Donovan J. Richards, Adrienne E. Adams, Brad S. Lander, Helen K. Rosenthal, Laurie A. Cumbo, I. Daneek Miller, Rafael Salamanca, Jr., James G. Van Bramer, Ben Kallos, Margaret S. Chin, Justin L. Brannan, Carlina Rivera , Alicka Ampry-Samuel , Farah N. Louis, Diana Ayala , Deborah L. Rose, Robert E. Cornegy, Jr., Paul A. Vallone, Andrew Cohen, Stephen T. Levin
Council Member Sponsors: 20
Summary: This bill would require the New York Police Department (NYPD) to develop and post on its website an internal disciplinary matrix that would set forth a schedule of violations and penalties to be imposed in response to violations of NYPD rules of conduct by members of service. The NYPD would also be required to report the number and percentage of times the Commissioner deviates from the matrix.
Indexes: Report Required
Attachments: 1. Summary of Int. No. 1309-B, 2. Summary of Int. No. 1309-A, 3. Summary of Int. No. 1309, 4. Int. No. 1309, 5. December 20, 2018 - Stated Meeting Agenda with Links to Files, 6. Hearing Transcript - Stated Meeting 12/20/18, 7. Minutes of the Stated Meeting - December 20, 2018, 8. Committee Report 2/7/19, 9. Hearing Testimony 2/7/19, 10. Hearing Transcript 2/7/19, 11. Proposed Int. No. 1309-A - 6/4/20, 12. Proposed Int. No. 1309-B - 6/22/20, 13. Committee Report 6/18/20, 14. Hearing Transcript 6/18/20, 15. Committee Report - Stated Meeting, 16. June 18, 2020 - Stated Meeting Agenda with Links to Files, 17. Hearing Transcript - Stated Meeting 6-18-20, 18. Int. No. 1309-B (FINAL), 19. Fiscal Impact Statement, 20. Mayor's Letter, 21. Local Law 69, 22. Minutes of the Stated Meeting - June 18, 2020
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7/15/2020BDonovan J. Richards City Council Recved from Mayor by Council  Action details Meeting details Not available
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7/15/2020BDonovan J. Richards Mayor Bill Signing Scheduled by Mayor  Action details Meeting details Not available
7/7/2020BDonovan J. Richards Mayor Hearing Held by Mayor  Action details Meeting details Not available
6/18/2020BDonovan J. Richards City Council Sent to Mayor by Council  Action details Meeting details Not available
6/18/2020BDonovan J. Richards City Council Approved by CouncilPass Action details Meeting details Not available
6/18/2020*Donovan J. Richards Committee on Public Safety Hearing Held by Committee  Action details Meeting details Not available
6/18/2020*Donovan J. Richards Committee on Public Safety Amendment Proposed by Comm  Action details Meeting details Not available
6/18/2020*Donovan J. Richards Committee on Public Safety Amended by Committee  Action details Meeting details Not available
6/18/2020BDonovan J. Richards Committee on Public Safety Approved by CommitteePass Action details Meeting details Not available
2/7/2019*Donovan J. Richards Committee on Justice System Laid Over by Committee  Action details Meeting details Not available
2/7/2019*Donovan J. Richards Committee on Justice System Hearing Held by Committee  Action details Meeting details Not available
2/7/2019*Donovan J. Richards Committee on Public Safety Laid Over by Committee  Action details Meeting details Not available
2/7/2019*Donovan J. Richards Committee on Public Safety Hearing Held by Committee  Action details Meeting details Not available
12/20/2018*Donovan J. Richards City Council Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Meeting details Not available
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Int. No. 1309-B

 

By Council Members Richards, Adams, Lander, Rosenthal, Cumbo, Miller, Salamanca, Van Bramer, Kallos, Chin, Brannan, Rivera, Ampry-Samuel, Louis, Ayala, Rose, Cornegy, Vallone, Cohen and Levin

 

A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to requiring the police department to develop an internal disciplinary matrix

 

Be it enacted by the Council as follows:

 

Section 1. Title 14 of the administrative code of the city of New York is amended by adding a new section 14-186 to read as follows:

§ 14-186 Internal disciplinary matrix. a. Internal disciplinary matrix. Within six months of the date this local law takes effect, the department shall post on its website a disciplinary matrix that sets forth an advisory schedule of violations, penalties, and mitigating and aggravating circumstances, or any other factors considered by the commissioner to be relevant to the process of determining the appropriate discipline for police department personnel for substantiated violations of department rules or other policies.

b. Disciplinary matrix development. Within three months of the date this local law takes effect, the department shall prepare and file with the mayor and the speaker of the council, and post on its website:

1.  Factors relevant to developing the internal disciplinary matrix and steps undertaken by the department in developing the internal disciplinary matrix, including  consultation with outside entities including stakeholders and community groups.

2. The proposed schedule of violations, penalties, and mitigating and aggravating circumstances, or any other factors considered by the commissioner to be relevant to the process of determining appropriate discipline.

c. Nothing in this section shall be construed to limit the discretion of the commissioner to impose discipline, and the commissioner may modify the disciplinary matrix at any time. A description of any such modifications shall be posted on the department website.

 d. No later than January 30, 2022, and by each January 30 in each year thereafter, the department shall post on its website and deliver to the speaker of the council a report that includes the number and percentage of instances within the preceding calendar year in which the commissioner imposed a discipline penalty that is different from the disciplinary matrix penalty.

§ 2. Section 14-181 of the administrative code of the city of New York, as added by local law number 220 for the year 2019, relating to the office of nightlife, is renumbered section 14-185.

§ 3. This local law takes effect immediately.

 

 

JG/ D.A.

LS # 8610

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