The public will soon get to see information on every New York City police officer in a major police reform move announced today. Mayor Bill de Blaio says the city is in the process of making disciplinary records available online.
“This is historic because it will cover every active member of the police force.”
Mayor de Blasio also says all officer trial decisions going forward will be immediately published. In July, information for roughly 11-hundred pending cases, including officer names, charges and hearing dates will be public.
“The goal is to use that transparency to build a sense of trust again, to build a sense that we can work together.”
A new policy will also mandate the Internal Affairs Bureau conduct investigations within two weeks.