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New York Bill Requiring Officers to Have Liability Insurance Under Consideration

A new piece of legislation under consideration in New York would require police officers to obtain personal liability insurance to cover civil lawsuits filed against them by people claiming to be victims of police misconduct.

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Woman Attempts to Assault New York Officer with Fireworks

A woman reportedly attempted to assault an officer with the Canandaigua (NY) Police Department on Saturday night after she locked herself in a car, set off a large box of fireworks, then swung a knife at a police officer who tried to rescue her.

Off-Duty New York Officer Saves Young Girl from Drowning in Pool

An off-duty officer with the Clarkstown (NY) Police Department leaped into action when he saw a small girl in danger of drowning over the Independence Day weekend.

Lawmakers Want to Strip Pensions from New York Officers with "Serious Complaints"

Two lawmakers in New York state have proposed a bill that would strip police officers of their state pension benefits if fired for issues involving “serious” misconduct.

New York City Cuts Police Budget by $1 Billion

The city council said in a statement Tuesday that the city's 2021 budget, totaling more than $88 billion, "reduces police spending and shrinks NYPD's footprint."

New York Officer Attacked on Subway by Assailant Swinging a Scooter

A man reportedly jumped a turnstile at a New York subway station and was approached by police officers before attacking the officers, swinging a scooter and striking one of the officers.

Hundreds Gather at Long Island Rally in Support of Police

Hundreds of people held signs and banners in support of police officers during an event on New York's Long Island Monday.

NYPD Officers May be Planning July 4 Strike, NY Post Reports

The paper says a pair of flyers making the rounds among NYPD officers are encouraging them to call out sick July 4. “NYPD cops will strike on July 4th to let the city have their independence without cops,” the message, which is being passed among cops via text, according to Post sources.

NYPD Disbands Plainclothes Anti-Crime Enforcement Teams

The New York Police Department has taken what Police Commissioner Dermot Shea called a "seismic shift" in the agency's policing, disbanding the plainclothes anti-crime teams and reassigning those officers to other duties.

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New York Governor Expected to Sign Bill Making Police Records Public

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo said on social media that he plans to sign a proposed piece of legislation that will make public the personnel records of police officers, firefighters, and correction officers.