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NYPD Takes City Council Members On Ride Along To Oppose The “How Many Stops” Act

The NYPD took several NYC City Council members to oppose implementing the “How Many Stops” Act. Under the act, NYPD officers must document every interaction with the general public. The stated purpose of the act is to increase transparency in law enforcement. New York City Mayor Eric Adams vetoed the bill, citing increased officer workload. An officer showed the document officers would fill out for each stop. It was extensive. Upon arriving at the precinct, officers must also transpose the written document onto computers.

The council plans to vote on Tuesday, January 30th, on overriding the Mayor’s veto. If the bill is upheld, the city plans to implement the bill in June of this year. Eric Adams does not want to see the bill enacted; however, he would like a few things changed to make it more realistic for already overworked and understaffed NYPD officers to manage.

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‘How Many Stops’ act override veto vote looms as councilmembers attend police ride-along – ABC7 New York

City Councilmember Yusef Salaam says NYPD pulled him over without explanation – CBS New York

Adams pulls off council police ride-along in bid to kill cop bill

Yusef Salaam claims he was stopped by NYPD on eve of Adams ride-along – NBC New York

‘How Many Stops Act’ ride-along – YouTube

Mayor Eric Adams, elected officials, media join NYPD for ride-along as mayor defends vetoing How Many Stops Act – CBS New York

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