Rank-and-file cops are fuming over several “police reform” measures City Council members plan to review this week….
“These pieces of legislation have been proposed by individuals who have neither the expertise nor the experience to establish policy in the dangerous business of fighting crime,” PBA President Patrick Lynch said in a statement Sunday….
The nine council bills up for review at Monday’s Council Public Safety Committee meeting include:
- Requiring that uniformed cops provide their full name, rank and precinct, as well as the CCRB number, during any traffic stop or property search.
- A measure that would allow police to use “injurious physical force” only “as is proportionally necessary,” but that does not define how proportionality will be determined.
- Making the NYPD report the precincts of the 200 cops with the most CCRB complaints filed against them.
Councilman Rory Lancman (D-Queens), who sponsored three of the nine bills, said he welcomes Lynch’s input, but declined to say whether he sought it when drafting the proposals.