Statement on the Repeal of 50-a
New York State Bar Association President Scott M. Karson released the following statement regarding Governor Cuomo signing the repeal of 50-a.
“Disclosing all records pertaining to police misconduct and discipline will help stem the tide of repeated and senseless incidents of police brutality that are all too frequently aimed at people of color and remain a scourge on our nation,”
“We applaud both the governor and the Legislature for passing these sweeping reforms that will bring about meaningful systemic changes that eliminate racial disparities in our criminal justice system.”
About the New York State Bar Association
The New York State Bar Association is the largest voluntary state bar association in the nation. Since 1876, the Association has helped shape the development of law, educated and informed the legal profession and the public, and championed the rights of New Yorkers through advocacy and guidance in our communities.
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