State Senator Jamaal T. Bailey and Members of the Black, Puerto Rican, Hispanic & Asian Legislative Caucus Call for Police Reform

In front of Community Board 12 and only a few blocks away from where Ramarley Graham was shot and killed by police in 2012 was the announcement that the twelve bills on police reform below would be voted on and passed then sent to Governor Cuomo to sign into law.

The following bills make up the legislative package proposed by the Caucus on police reform: 

1 – Repeal of 50-a | S3695/ A2513 (Bailey/ O’Donnell)

2 – False 9-1-1 Complaints | A3566 (Benjamin/ Ortiz)

3 – Office of the Special Prosecutor | S2574A / A1601A (Bailey/ Perry)

4 – Police STAT Act | S1830B/ A5472 (Hoylman/ Lentol)

5 – Right to Monitor Act | S3253/ A1360A (Parker/ Perry)

6 – Local Independent Oversight of Police | S7527 (Myrie/ Richardson)

7 – Medical Attention for Persons Under Arrest | S6601/ A8226 (Bailey/ Fernandez)

8 – Establishes the Crime of Strangulation | S6670A/ A6144 (Benjamin/ Mosley)  

9 – Failure to Obtain Medical Care | S4076/ A3056B (Biaggi/ Fernandez)

10 – Bans Racial/ Ethnic Profiling by Police | S1137A/ A4615 (Benjamin/ Bichotte)

11 – Reducing Arrests for Non- Criminal Offenses | S2571/ A4053 (Bailey/ Aubry)

12 – Expanded Use of Law Enforcement Body Cameras                      

A – Body Cameras for NYS Police | S6686/ A8674 (Parker/ Walker)                                    

B –  Body Cameras for MTA Police | S06793A/ A8493A (Ramos/ Reyes)

Several elected officials spoke on either the whole package or the individual bill they had sponsored. Besides the Assembly and State Senate members present Congressman Eliot Engel, Councilwoman Vanessa Gibson, and Shirley Aldebol Vice-President of 32 BJ, and Constance Graham the mother of Ramarley Graham also spoke.

State Senators Alessandra Biaggi, Luis Sepulveda, Jamaal Bailey, and Congressman Eliot Engel.
Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie speaks on the package of bills he expects to become laws.
Ms. Constance Graham speaks about her son being killed by police in 2012, and waiting four years for the U.S. Attorney to determine that there was insufficient evidence to bring the office who shot her son to justice.
At the end of the Press Conference everybody kneeled down in remembrance of George Floyd.
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