CALL TO ACTION:
CONTACT GOVERNOR CUOMO AND THE STATE LEGISLATURE TODAY
CALL THE GOVERNOR AND YOUR STATE ASSEMBLY AND SENATE ELECTED OFFICIALS TODAY AND DEMAND THAT THEY STAND WITH LAW ENFORCEMENT!!!
THE STATE LEGISLATURE IS PREPARING TO PASS AN EXTENSIVE ANTI-LAW ENFORCEMENT PACKAGE OF BILLS THIS WEEK. GOVERNOR CUOMO HAS INDICATED HIS WILLINGNESS TO SIGN THESE “REFORMS” INTO LAW.
NYSCOPBA NEEDS YOU TO CONTACT GOVERNOR CUOMO AND YOUR STATE SENATE AND ASSEMBLY REPRESENTATIVES TO ENCOURAGE THEM TO SUPPORT THE CIVIL RIGHTS OF LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICERS BY KEEPING CIVIL RIGHTS LAW 50-A ON THE BOOKS.
What is NYS Civil Rights Law 50-a?
Civil Rights Law Section 50-a (CRL 50-a) makes all “personnel records used to evaluate performance towards continued employment or promotion” for police officers, firefighters and correction officers “confidential and not subject to inspection or review” except by court order. The law was passed in the 1970s, but only become a major focus of “activists” in the past few years. Repealing CRL 50-a will make the personnel files of law enforcement officers available through FOIL for anyone who makes such a request.
Why is NYSCOPBA opposed to the repeal of CRL 50-a?
The repeal of CRL 50-a is a violation of our members’ civil rights. A total repeal of 50-a could endanger our members and their families by making personal information assessable to the public.
What do we need from the members?
NYSCOPBA is calling on our members to make you voices be heard. Please familiarize yourself with the attached document in which NYSCOPBA, along with many other law enforcement unions have come together as one, to voice our concerns with this ill-advised legislation. Downstate Corrections Coalition Memo
Contact the Governor and State Senate and Assembly members today!
Contact your state representatives by way of phone, email and especially on social media. The following links will assist you in locating who your state legislators are.