senate Bill S7958

2013-2014 Legislative Session

Relates to authority of the attorney general to conduct special investigations

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Dec 10, 2014 referred to rules

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S7958 (ACTIVE) - Details

Current Committee:
Senate Rules
Law Section:
Executive Law
Laws Affected:
Add §63-e, Exec L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2015-2016: S2180
2017-2018: S3549

S7958 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Directs the attorney general to conduct special investigations where an unarmed civilian is killed by a law enforcement officer.

S7958 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S7958 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

                    S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
________________________________________________________________________

                                  7958

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            December 10, 2014
                               ___________

Introduced   by   Sens.  STEWART-COUSINS,  GIANARIS,  KRUEGER,  SERRANO,
  HASSELL-THOMPSON, DILAN, ESPAILLAT, RIVERA, SANDERS -- read twice  and
  ordered  printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on
  Rules

AN ACT to amend the executive law, in relation to creating an office  of
  special investigation within the department of law

  THE  PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM-
BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:

  Section 1. The executive law is amended by adding a new  section  63-e
to read as follows:
  S  63-E.  OFFICE OF SPECIAL INVESTIGATION. THERE IS ESTABLISHED WITHIN
THE DEPARTMENT OF LAW AN OFFICE OF SPECIAL INVESTIGATION.  NOTWITHSTAND-
ING ANY OTHER PROVISION OF THIS ARTICLE, THE  OFFICE  SHALL  INVESTIGATE
ANY CASE IN WHICH THE DEATH OF AN UNARMED CIVILIAN IS CAUSED BY A POLICE
OFFICER  DURING  THE  PERFORMANCE  OF HIS OR HER DUTIES. SUCH OFFICE MAY
ALSO BE PETITIONED TO TAKE OVER A CASE UNDER EXTRAORDINARY CIRCUMSTANCES
WHEN THE ABOVE CRITERIA ARE NOT EXTENT. PROCEEDINGS OF THE OFFICE  UNDER
THIS  SECTION  SHALL  BE  CONDUCTED  BY  THE DEPUTY ATTORNEY GENERAL FOR
SPECIAL INVESTIGATION, WHO MAY APPEAR IN PERSON OR BY HIS OR HER  DEPUTY
OR  ASSISTANT  BEFORE  ANY  COURT  OR GRAND JURY AND EXERCISE ALL OF THE
POWERS AND PERFORM ALL OF THE DUTIES WITH RESPECT  TO  SUCH  ACTIONS  OR
PROCEEDINGS WHICH THE DISTRICT ATTORNEY WOULD OTHERWISE BE AUTHORIZED OR
REQUIRED  TO EXERCISE OR PERFORM.  WHERE AN INVESTIGATION REQUIRED UNDER
THIS SECTION INVOLVES THE  STATE  POLICE,  THE  ATTORNEY  GENERAL  SHALL
APPOINT AN INDEPENDENT SPECIAL PROSECUTOR TO CONDUCT SUCH INVESTIGATION.
  S 2. This act shall take effect immediately.



 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD15968-02-4

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