New York's Governor Cuomo signs 'long overdue' police reform legislation

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J. for police officers around the state governor Cuomo signed into law today as you've been hearing reform legislation which will include total transparency about officer background checks and an executive order requiring even more changes in the way patrols conduct themselves ten ten was reported Juliet Papa with our story tonight the governor's executive order requires local police departments across the state a total of five hundred to devise a plan for new policing strategies including use of force and bias awareness sit down at the table with the local community address these issues get to the root of these issues he set a deadline for passage and implementation of the new procedures for April first otherwise he says those agencies will not get state funding the police reform measures signed into law include the Eric garner chokehold ban garner's mother Gwen Carr was in attendance it was a long time coming when it came the law makes the crime a C. felony with a possible fifteen year prison

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