NY City Council votes to override Mayor Eric Adams' veto of the How Many Stops Act

January 30, 2024
News 12

New York City police officers will be required to record the apparent race, gender and ages of most people they stop for questioning under a law passed by the City Council, which overrode a veto by Mayor Eric Adams on Tuesday. The issue was thrust into the national spotlight in recent days when NYPD officers pulled over a Black council member without giving him a reason.

The bill gives police reform advocates a major win in requiring the nation’s largest police department and its 36,000 officers to document all investigative encounters in a city that once had officers routinely stop and frisk huge numbers of men for weapons — a strategy that took a heavy toll on communities of color.

Topics: How Many Stops Act