Judge Blocks City’s Release of Uniformed Officer Disciplinary Records

Judge Blocks City’s Release of Uniformed Officer Disciplinary Records

A State Supreme Court justice blocked New York City’s move to comply with new disclosure requirements put in place following the repeal of 50-A, the controversial state law that prevented the release of some disciplinary records for uniformed public servants.

Following the release of the City’s plan to create a database of disciplinary findings for uniformed public servants, a group of unions representing those employees formed a coalition to sue the city claiming that their right to privacy would be violated.

Lawyers for the unions claimed in the State Supreme Court case that they hold uniformed employees have the same right to privacy as other public employees and as such what the city is doing by creating a publicly searchable database is going too far.

So far, the judge granted the unions a temporary restraining order and the case is awaiting trial.

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