New York Police Must Release Bodycam Footage of Violence

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New York City police must now release bodycam footage within 30 days if an officer fires a shot or uses violence. Mayor Bill de Blasio announced this on Tuesday.

 

The measure is intended to ensure that there is more openness. Previously, the police commissioner could still decide not to release images.

New York State Governor Andrew Cuomo announced that a law on police reforms was passed statewide. The law was declared last week.

Among other things, the law states that officers may no longer use a neck clamp.

Disciplinary sanctions against agents should also be made more transparent, making it more explicit earlier whether an agent has been penalized for improper conduct.

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