Gov. Cuomo to sign new police reform laws this week

Kimberly Dole
June 15, 2020 - 12:27 pm
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NEW YORK (1010 WINS) -- During his daily briefing on Monday, Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced his plans to sign new police reform laws this week.

Those reforms include:

  • Officers must report a weapons discharge within 6 hours
  • Police Departments must provide arrest data including race
  • Police must provide medical and mental health needs of any person under arrest or in custody who requires it

"What we do in New York is we see the outrage, and we seize the moment," he said.

Cuomo also announced the New York State Reform and Reinvention Collaborative which is aimed to reform local and public

The changes, according to the governor, will "really show people across this country how the change the system, how to hear the anger."

Cuomo asks that local leaders, police, and community activists come together and redesign the public safety function in their communities.

He's urged these community leaders that will help create a new design to do so by April 1.

"Every county in this state, come to the table and help design a new future," Cuomo said.