Earlier this year, nationwide anti-police brutality protests prompted the city and state to pass a series of law enforcement reforms.
But NYPD brass were quick to say the new legislation makes officers second-guess their every move. They were especially incensed by a law that both bans chokeholds and holds cops culpable for “sitting, kneeling or standing on the chest or back in a manner that compresses the diaphragm.”
An amendment set to be introduced in the City Council on Thursday would tweak that language.
It comes as the Council is expected to continue its efforts to reform policing in the coming weeks.