NYS Passes Police Reform, Rockland’s Sheriff says Police Agencies Weren’t Consulted

Reaction to the George Floyd killing in Minnesota has resulted in swift action by Albany lawmakers to make some sweeping changes to police procedures. This, in a year when law enforcement was looking for some input on, and the rollback of, criminal justice and bail reform laws that took effect January first. Rockland County Sheriff Lou Falco, who is not opposed to reforms, says he is disappointed no one consulted any police organizations before the latest changes that were recently signed by the governor…

Governor Andrew Cuomo says the police have until April first next year to change their ways…

The governor signed a series of police reform bills earlier this week, including the Police Statistics and Transparency Act, and a bill that requires police agencies to provide medical attention to anyone in custody.

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