Sen. Zellnor Myrie (D-Crown Heights) wants to remove a long-standing barrier legal shield that protects police officers from civil suits for on-the-job misconduct.

The bill comes two weeks after New York lawmakers passed a package of sweeping police reforms in response to nationwide protests sparked by the death of George Floyd, a black Minnesota man who was killed when a white police officer knelt on his neck for nearly nine minutes. …

Sen. Zellnor Myrie (D-Crown Heights) wants to remove a long-standing barrier legal shield that protects police officers from civil suits for on-the-job misconduct.

The bill comes two weeks after New York lawmakers passed a package of sweeping police reforms in response to nationwide protests sparked by the death of George […]

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