In new York disbanded and some police units
Some units of the NYPD who worked in plain clothes and involved in the fight against criminal offences will be disbanded – about 600 employees will be transferred to other posts, said at a press conference the police chief Dermot Shea.
Earlier, the authorities of new York decided on the need for changes in police amid protests that erupted due to the recent death of an African-American George Floyd. He died in police detention in Minneapolis, when one of them came over to him with his knee on the neck.
According to him, the police of the 21st century relies primarily on intelligence, data, video, and DNA evidence creation.
"We should work so that to build trust between the police and the society they serve. We welcome the reform of the police. And we believe that reform starts from within," said the chief of police.
Last week the Governor of the state of new York Andrew Cuomo signed a law that increases the control over the police, including legislation criminalizing the use of strangulation at the arrest and the disclosure of disciplinary information about police officers.
The first law characterizes the actions of the police as a crime c felony consequences in the form of suffocation, if he commits the offence of "impeding the breathing or blood circulation and causes serious physical harm or death to another person".
For this offence the police could face up to 15 years in prison.
The second law signed by the Governor, repeals the provisions in force since 1970-ies of the legislative act under which the disciplinary records of police was kept secret. Then the law was passed with the aim to prevent the use of lawyers on cross-examination of data about misconduct of police officers.
The death of Floyd has led to lasted more than a week of mass protests against the police and racism in the U.S. and other countries. Among the appeals of the activists of the police reform, including changes in the practice of funding law enforcement.