Now the NYPD officer is required to provide your full name, if you’ll stop you on the street
Author: Natalia Nikolaeva
Right to Know law the new York police
Under the new law, which came into force this Friday, employees of the police Department of new York (NYPD) must now provide their full names and titles of people they stop on the street.
Staff will be handing out your business cards in the framework of the law “Right to know” (Right to Know). They should have information on how to file a complaint against the officer and even to a video. Officials also have a duty to inform people about the right to refuse a search in some cases.
The city Council passed the law in January after years of dealing with the NYPD. The police Union said that this law will be for officers of an obstacle in the fight against crime:
“As we have said from the very beginning, the law “Right to know” will let the police to fight crime and disorder in the anticipation and lead to the emergence of a large number of unfounded complaints”.
Also Patrick Lynch, who is President of Charity Association patrol of new York, said:
“The city Council is constantly creating new challenges and criticizes our police officers and creating unnecessary distractions that ultimately make new York a more dangerous place”.
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