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PUBLIC SAFETY COMMITTEE TO REVIEW PROPOSED POLICE REFORM LEGISLATION ON NOVEMBER 5, 2020

October 28, 2020


CITY OF ALBANY 
COMMON COUNCIL 
24 EAGLE STREET, ROOM 206 
ALBANY, NEW YORK 12207 
TELEPHONE (518) 434-5087 
  
MEDIA ADVISORY  


 
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE  
 
Date: October 28, 2020 
Contact: Michele Andre 
Senior Legislative Aide 
518-434-5087/Email Michele Andre 
  
PUBLIC SAFETY COMMITTEE TO REVIEW PROPOSED POLICE REFORM LEGISLATION 
ON NOVEMBER 5, 2020 
 
ALBANY, NY – In response to calls for meaningful policing reforms, the Albany Common Council has introduced legislation. There will be a meeting of the Albany Common Council's Public Safety Committee on Thursday, November 5, 2020, at 5:30PM to discuss the proposed legislation.  
  • Local H of 2020 requires the gathering and reporting of statistics on race, age, ethnicity, and gender and the reporting of these statistics to the Common Council.  
  • Local Law I of 2020 implement a policy for the use of city-owned body or dashboard cameras by police officers and to require reporting when the cameras are turned off by the officer. 
  • Local Law J of 2020 enhances the CPRB’s authority and ability to exercise oversight, review, and resolution of community complaints alleging abuse of police authority. 
 
When: Thursday, November 5, 2020 at 5:30pm 
 
Where: The meeting will be held using Zoom and streamed through the Albany Common Council’s Facebook page. If we experience any technical difficulties on Facebook, the video will be streamed to YouTube.  
 
Attendees can view the meeting directly via the Zoom platform, they can register by emailing the Common Council or submit request on our website.
 
Public input is welcome and encouraged. Call 518-694-3987 to leave a live public comment and written comments should emailed to the Common Council or submitted on our website. Written public comments must be received by 12PM on the day of the meeting. 
 
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