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NYC Council approves NYPD 'How Many Stops Act' and solitary confinement ban


NEW YORK CITY (WABC) -- New York City Council overwhelmingly approved two measures on Wednesday that the mayor strongly opposes, including one that would ban most forms of solitary confinement at city jails in most cases.

The other measure would require officers to report all street stops.

Advocates of the bills maintain this is about accountability and addressing racial disparities in the use of solitary confinement and how police conduct their investigations.

NYPD officers now have to report when they stop someone on the street to ask for ID


Police are now required to report low-level encounters with citizens after the City Council passed the How Many Stops Act on Wednesday.

The bill garnered 35 votes at the Council’s last meeting of the year. Mayor Eric Adams has 30 days to veto the measure. If he does, the Council can override the veto with a majority vote.

City Council passes bill requiring NYPD to report most encounters with civilians

Under a bill passed by the City Council Wednesday, police officers will be required to officially document most conversations they have with the public. It was a move opposed by Mayor Eric Adams and cheered by police reform advocates.
Spectrum News

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The NYPD would have to record more information about civilian interactions every time they stop someone 


Right now, they only record the most serious of interactions, when there's "reasonable suspicion" to stop an individual


Advocates said it aims to hold police officers accountable for unlawful stops


Opponents, including Mayor Adams, said it takes away time from officers doing their job to protect the public

City Council passes How Many Stops Act but mayor not expected to sign
News 12

The City Council has passed a bill requiring NYPD officers to report basic information on many of their encounters, but the mayor is not expected to sign it.

The legislation had been a point of controversy among city officials. The How Many Stops Act would require officers to report the race, age and gender of the New Yorkers who they approach, as well as any factors leading to the interaction and the outcomes.  

NYPD required to report all low-level stops under bill passed by City Council

CBS News

NEW YORK -- The New York City Council on Wednesday approved a controversial bill that would mandate NYPD officers file reports on all low-level stops.

Mayor Eric Adams and the police union say it will be bad for public safety.

The How Many Stops Act is sponsored by city Public Advocate Jumaane Williams. 

"The bill we're actually passing is not controversial at all. It was actually part of the remedial process recommendations when we dealt with the abuses of stop, question and frisk," Williams said.