New York lawmakers are taking a stand in the midst of protests that have taken over the country.
On Tuesday, New York State Senate has voted to repeal the state law 50-A, which used to allow police departments to keep officer’s disciplinary records private.
The Senate led by the Democrats approved the repeal as a response to the protests that began after the death of George Floyd. Floyd was a 46-year-old black man who killed by a former white police officer, Derek Chauvin, who knelt on his neck for eight minutes and forty-six seconds.
N.Y. lawmakers took action by voting to repeal 50-a, a law used by police departments to shield disciplinary records.
The bill passed along party lines in the Senate, 40-22, with all Republicans voting against. The Assembly approved 101-43 on party lines.https://t.co/qMW4OH4oQk
— New York Daily News (@NYDailyNews) June 10, 2020