File #: Int 0277-2022    Version: * Name: Prohibiting the police department from deploying the strategic response group to a nonviolent gathering of individuals exercising the right of freedom of speech or peaceably to assemble.
Type: Introduction Status: Committee
Committee: Committee on Public Safety
On agenda: 4/28/2022
Enactment date: Law number:
Title: A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to prohibiting the police department from deploying the strategic response group to a nonviolent gathering of individuals exercising the right of freedom of speech or peaceably to assemble
Sponsors: Chi A. Ossé, Althea V. Stevens, Shahana K. Hanif, Crystal Hudson, Rita C. Joseph, Alexa Avilés, Eric Dinowitz, Nantasha M. Williams, Kevin C. Riley, Charles Barron, Tiffany Cabán, Kristin Richardson Jordan, Jennifer Gutiérrez, Farah N. Louis, Lincoln Restler, Shaun Abreu, Shekar Krishnan, Christopher Marte, Sandy Nurse, Julie Won
Council Member Sponsors: 20
Summary: This bill would prohibit the New York City Police Department from using the Strategic Response Group to respond to a nonviolent protest, nonviolent demonstration, or any other nonviolent gathering of individuals exercising the right of freedom of speech or peaceably to assemble.
Attachments: 1. Summary of Int. No. 277, 2. Int. No. 277, 3. April 28, 2022 - Stated Meeting Agenda, 4. Hearing Transcript - Stated Meeting 4-28-22, 5. Minutes of the Stated Meeting - April 28, 2022

Int. No. 277

 

By Council Members Ossé, Stevens, Hanif, Hudson, Joseph, Avilés, Dinowitz, Williams, Riley, Barron, Cabán, Richardson Jordan, Gutiérrez, Louis, Restler, Abreu, Krishnan, Marte, Nurse and Won

 

A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to prohibiting the police department from deploying the strategic response group to a nonviolent gathering of individuals exercising the right of freedom of speech or peaceably to assemble

 

Be it enacted by the Council as follows:

 

Section 1. Chapter 1 of title 14 of the administrative code of the city of New York is amended by adding a new section 14-193 to read as follows:

§ 14-193 Prohibition against deployment of strategic response group to nonviolent gathering to exercise certain first amendment rights. The department shall not deploy an officer in the strategic response group to a nonviolent gathering of individuals exercising the right of freedom of speech or peaceably to assemble, including during any nonviolent protest or nonviolent demonstration.

§ 2. This local law takes effect immediately.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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3/25/22