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File #: Int 1989-2020    Version: * Name: Granting the office of the inspector general and the department of records and information services access to body-worn camera footage.
Type: Introduction Status: Committee
Committee: Committee on Public Safety
On agenda: 6/25/2020
Enactment date: Law number:
Title: A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to granting the office of the inspector general and the department of records and information services access to body-worn camera footage
Sponsors: Public Advocate Jumaane Williams, Ben Kallos, Margaret S. Chin
Council Member Sponsors: 3
Summary: This bill would require the New York Police Department to share all body-worn camera footage to both the Department of Investigation’s Inspector General for the NYPD and the Department of Records and Information Services, within 5 days of the recording.
Attachments: 1. Summary of Int. No. 1989, 2. Int. No. 1989, 3. June 25, 2020 - Stated Meeting Agenda with Links to Files, 4. Hearing Transcript - Stated Meeting 6-25-20
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6/25/2020*Public Advocate Jumaane Williams City Council Introduced by Council  Action details Meeting details Not available

Int. No. 1989

 

By The Public Advocate (Mr. Williams) and Council Members Kallos and Chin

 

A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to granting the office of the inspector general and the department of records and information services access to body-worn camera footage

 

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 14-178 to read as follows:

§ 14-178 Access to body worn camera footage.

The department shall provide access to all body-worn camera footage of an officer’s law enforcement activity to the person identified in paragraph 1 of subdivision c of section 803 of the New York City Charter and the department of records and information services within 120 hours of such footage being recorded. For the purposes of this section, the term “body-worn camera” means a video recording device that can be attached or affixed to a person’s body, apparel or clothing and the terms “law enforcement activity,” “noncustodial questioning” and “officer” have the same meanings as in section 14-174.

§ 2. This local takes effect January 1, 2021.

LS # 12986

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3/9/20