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    27, June 2024
    “New Law to Help Foster Police Transparency” says LatinoJustice 

“New Law to Help Foster Police Transparency” says LatinoJustice 

June 27, 2024 
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“New Law to Help Foster Police Transparency” says LatinoJustice 
How Many Stops Act Goes into Effect in NYC  

New York, NY – The “How Many Stops Act” will be implemented into law this week on Sunday, June 30th, 2024. The new legislation will require New York Police Department officers to report on Level 1 and 2 police stops which investigative encounters in which officers ask questions but do not have “reasonable suspicion” of criminal activity.  
New York City Council approved the bill in a vote on December 20th, 2023, but later in January 2024 Mayor Eric Adams vetoed the bill. The New York City Council then overrode Mayor Eric Adams' veto, a few days later passing the bill into law.  
NYPD officers will now have to report on: 

  • The race, ethnicity, gender and age of individuals they encounter during cases.  

  • The reason for the investigative encounter 

  • Whether the individual was stopped "based on observations, response to a dispatch from a police radio, witness or another basis" 

  • Whether a summons was issued, or an arrest made 

  • Whether there was any use of force 

The following statement can be attributed to Robert Willis Justice Advocate Coordinator of  LatinoJustice PRLDEF: 

“After years of work and advocacy we are glad to finally see this Act go into effect. The “How Many Stops Act” will go a long way in fostering transparency, rebuilding trust, and ensuring respect for our diverse communities. LatinoJustice will continue to be vigilant to ensure the law is being properly implemented and work towards true community safety and police transparency.” 


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LatinoJustice PRLDEF works to create a more just society by using and challenging the rule of law to secure transformative, equitable and accessible justice, by empowering our community and by fostering leadership through advocacy and education. For 50 years, LatinoJustice PRLDEF has acted as an advocate against injustices throughout the country. To learn more about LatinoJustice, visit