State Troopers Want Nothing to Do with NYC’s New Police Regulations

State Troopers Want Nothing to Do with NYC’s New Police Regulations

State troopers demand to be removed from New York City, and want to be exempt from any law enforcement activities within that jurisdiction, in a statement issued on Wednesday by Thomas H. Mungeer, the BPA President. 

“We have arrived at this unfortunate decision due to the hastily written so-called police reform legislation recently passed by the New York City Council,” Mungeer said, “This poorly conceived bill, which will be signed into law by Mayor de Blasio today, puts an undue burden upon our troopers; it opens them up to criminal and civil liability for restraining a person during a lawful arrest in a manner that is consistent with their training and is legal throughout the rest of the state. Furthermore, this legislation will prevent troopers from safely and effectively arresting resistant subjects.”

Mungeer is also upset because he believes methods such as putting pressure on a person’s chest or back have been regulated as criminalized methods but are just relied upon by police enforcement when faced with violent belligerent subjects.

“I find it extremely troubling that these acts are now defined as criminal in nature, even if they were unintentional and no injury was sustained by the subject,” Mungeer said.

Over the past few years, Gov. Cuomo has called upon the state troopers to increase their presence in NYC, mostly to assist in patrolling the city’s airports, bridges and tunnels.

Photo Courtesy: Governor's office 

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