Police STAT Act

Advocates Applaud Assembly Passage of Police-STAT Act, Call on Senate to Advance Transparency Bill to Ensure Justice & Safety for Communities across New York

In response to the New York State Assembly passing the Police-STAT Act (A.5946/S.147) on Thursday, Communities United for Police Reform released the following statement from spokesperson Kesi Foster.

Advocates Applaud Assembly Passage of Critical Criminal Justice Reform to Modernize Police Data Reporting; Urge Senate to Follow Suit

Advocates, elected leaders, and New Yorkers from Brooklyn to Buffalo strongly applaud the NYS Assembly for passing the Police Statistics and Transparency (STAT) Act (A.7698-A/Lentol; same as S.6001-A/Squadron) late Wednesday.

In response to the New York State Assembly’s passage of the Police STAT Act (A.7698-A/Lentol; same as S.6001-A/Squadron) late Wednesday, Communities United for Police Reform released the following statement from spokesperson Jose Lopez.

Bill would force NY police to report data on arrests, deaths

04/06/2016
Associated Press

 Police departments would have to report more about arrests and the deaths of people in custody under legislation pending in the New York state Legislature.

Advocates for criminal justice reform and their legislative allies detailed the bill Tuesday.

The measure sponsored by Assemblyman Joseph Lentol and Sen. Daniel Squadron, both Democrats, would require police departments to follow a single, statewide process for reporting information about everyday arrests — as well as cases in which a person is killed while in custody.

After Budget with No Criminal Justice Reforms, Advocates Call for New York to Lead Nation by Prioritizing Modernization of Police Data Reporting

Leaders and New Yorkers from across state urge legislature and governor to lead on justice, public safety and transparency

Advocates from Communities United for Police Reform and other organizations from across New York were joined by Assemblyman Joseph Lentol and Senator Daniel Squadron to call for the prioritizing of criminal justice reform that advances transparency in the post-budget legislative session. Specifically, the group called for the passage of the Police-STAT Act (A.7698/S.6001), legislation sponsored by Lentol and Sqaudron that would requre state government to publicly report vital information about policing across the state.

 

Bill would compile data on policing practices

02/16/2016
Legislative Gazette

Assemblyman Joseph Lentol and Senator Daniel Squadron are calling for New York to overhaul the system for collecting and reporting data on policing activity throughout the state.

Their Police-STAT Act (A.7698/S.6001) would allow the state to capture and publicly report statistics about policing across the state.

More than 50 people attended a press conference in the Capitol recently to call for more transparency among law enforcement data reporting.

The Police Statistics and Transparency Act

Senator Daniel Squadron & CPR's Mark Winston-Griffith Talk #PoliceSTAT Act
02/16/2016
Capital Tonight - Time Warner Cable News

Criminal justice reform has been on the table in Albany for the past year, but a big obstacle for lawmakers is disagreement over what should be done to ease tensions between police and the communities they serve. Part of the problem is information. We currently do not have an organized collection of data about policing in the state, but my next guest has a bill that would change that. The Police Statistics and Transparency Act would require the collection of data about interactions between police and the public.

Elected Officials & Advocates Call for New York to Modernize Police Data Reporting & Transparency with Police-STAT

Leaders urge state to lead country in addressing national problem of states’ insufficient data reporting on police activity as way to improve justice and public safety
Advocates from Communities United for Police Reform were joined by Assemblyman Joseph Lentol and Senator Daniel Squadron – the sponsors of the Police Statistics and Transparency (Police-STAT) Act – to call for New York to modernize the reporting of data on policing activity throughout the state. The Police-STAT Act (A.7698/S.6001) would allow the state to capture and publicly report vital information about policing across the state.