Days after a jury convicted former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin of the murder of George Floyd, city and state officials plan to introduce a similar bills that would prevent police officers who’ve been fired or disciplined from joining any other department in the state.
New York City Council Speaker Corey Johnson made the announcement at the National Action Network headquarters in Harlem on Saturday. Johnson said the bill would update the city’s hiring policy, declaring police officers from other jurisdictions who have been fired or who left the job while facing a misconduct investigation will not work for the NYPD.
“These ‘wandering officers’ are twice as likely to commit physical and sexual misconduct,” Johnson said before guests at NAN’s headquarters. “We simply cannot allow the hiring of bad apples and people convicted of crime.”
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— Gothamist (@Gothamist) April 24, 2021