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The initiative requires all NYPD officers to identify themselves in every law enforcement related interaction. The initiative requires officers to state the reason for the contact and provide contact information for the civil review board when the contact does not end in arrest. The initiative also provides an exception when an officer is not in uniform and where identification would compromise the immediate safety of the public or officers or would seriously compromise a specific, ongoing law enforcement investigation.
This ordinance requires every person who possesses a firearm to notify the police department of the destruction, loss or theft of his or her firearm within 48 hours of when the person knows or should have known. An individual should also notify the department of a sale, transfer, inheritance or other disposition of the firearm within 48 hours. A person who violates this ordinance will be fined between $1,000 and $5,000 and be incarcerated for between 90 and 180 days. In addition, the ordinance requires an individual to report to the police within 72 hours the loss, theft, or destruction of his or her Chicago firearm permit or firearm registration certificate.
This ordinance makes it unlawful for any person who owns or possesses a firearm to knowingly or negligently fail to report the theft or loss of such firearm to the Sacramento Police Department within forty-eight hours of the time he/she knew or should have known the firearm has been stolen or lost, when either the owner or possessor resides in the city, or the theft or loss of the firearm occurs in the city. As used in this section, firearm means any device, designed to be used as a weapon or modified to be used as a weapon, which expels a projectile through a barrel by the force of an explosion or other form of combustion. Any person violating this section is guilty of a misdemeanor.
The initiative requires NYPD officers, prior to conducting a search for which an officer must receive consent, to explain to any individual being asked to consent to a search that the search is voluntary and that he or she has the right to refuse the request. The initiative also requires officers to create an audio or written record of the person's consent in every case in which consent to search is given and to create and submit a report based on those records, including the race and ethnicity of the person searched.
This initiative prohibits bias-based profiling by officers, which includes using certain personal factors such as race, color, ethnicity, national origin, immigration or citizenship status, socioeconomic status, or other defined characteristics as a basis of suspicion for unlawful activities. The initiative explains the prohibited practice by juxtaposing it with the permitted use of information about the circumstance, relevant to the locality and time frame, that links a person of a certain race, color, ethnicity, etc., to illegal activity. The initiative also authorizes citizens and organizations to file claims of disparate impact or intentional discrimination or against a variety of individuals and agencies.
This initiative establishes an office of the inspector general for the NYPD, which would serve as an independent investigatory unit for police misconduct. The initiative prohibits the Inspector General from being a member of the NYPD and makes the office independent from the mayor's and NYPD commissioner's oversight or review. The initiative requires the Inspector General office review, report and make recommendations for change to the mayor, commissioner, and city council to improve the department's policies, practices, programs, and operations, in addition to coordinating with the citizen review board and the internal affairs bureau on review of misconduct and disciplinary actions.
This ordinance amends New York City Local Law 62 in order to ensure consistency among City agencies that work with Immigration and Custom Enforcement. Under the ordinance, the definitions of 'convicted of a crime' and 'pending criminal case' would be harmonized with the definitions in Local Law 21. The ordinance also requires the DOC to report: the total number of detainers lodged disaggregated by the reason given by immigration authorities for issuing the detainers; the number of persons held pursuant to detainers beyond the time when such individual would otherwise be released from DOC custody disaggregated by the reason given by immigration authorities for issuing the detainers; the number of individuals transferred to immigration authorities pursuant to detainers subsequent to the dismissal of the criminal case that brought the individual into the department's custody; the number of individuals transferred to the custody of immigration authorities pursuant to civil immigration detainers who had no misdemeanor or felony convictions and had an outstanding warrant of removal or previously had been subject to a final order of removal; the number of individuals transferred to immigration authorities pursuant to detainers who had no misdemeanor or felony convictions and were charged with a felony or felonies in a pending covered criminal case; the number of individuals transferred to immigration authorities pursuant to detainers who had no misdemeanor or felony convictions and were charged solely with a misdemeanor or misdemeanors in a pending covered criminal case; and the number of individuals held pursuant to detainers beyond the time when such individuals would otherwise have been released from the department's custody who were not transferred to the custody of immigration authorities either because of the expiration of the forty-eight-hour hold period or because immigration authorities disavowed an intention to assume custody.
This ordinance: prohibits any city management employee from unlawfully detaining or permit an unlawful detention or profiling based on certain lists classes; prohibits any city management employee from officially assisting or voluntarily cooperating with investigations, interrogations, or arrests that are in violation of an individual's civil rights; requires a city management employee to promptly notify the city manager when said employee is contacted and asked by another law enforcement agency in the investigation, interrogation, or arrest under the provisions of the US Patriot Act, Homeland Security Act, or related executive order; and requires the city to provide legal defense for any city management employee that is criminally charged for actions taken in compliance with this ordinance.
This fact sheet outlines the constitutional, statutory, and ethical reasons that judges should not solicit or otherwise require defendants to disclose, orally or in writing, their citizenship/immigration status when that status is not a material element of the offense with which they are charged.
This ordinance decreases the penalties for a possession of 15 or fewer grams of marijuana. A person found to have 15 grams or fewer of cannabis will be issued a ticket of $250 for a first offense rather than being arrested. The ticket's amount will increase after each offense. Arrests will still be made under certain circumstances such as smoking in public or possession by a person under the age of seventeen.