New Legislation Would Crack Down On Rehiring Of Fired Police Officers

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NEW YORK – New legislation would stop the rehiring of police officers who have been fired or resigned during disciplinary proceedings.

The New York State Senate bill will be introduced by NYC area Senator Brian Benjamin.

Benjamin introduced the act during a National Action Network event over the weekend.

“We need to get rid of all the bad cops so we can now and once and for all have a system where cops actually protect and serve and we can not do that with bad cops in the system and the blue wall protecting them for generation after generation,” said Benjamin in a statement online.

The law would also apply to officers coming from out of state police agencies.


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