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SECTION 837-V
Report of discharge of weapon
Executive (EXC) CHAPTER 18, ARTICLE 35
* § 837-v. Report of discharge of weapon. 1. Any law enforcement
officer or peace officer who discharges his or her weapon while on duty
or off duty under circumstances wherein a person could be struck by a
bullet from the weapon, including situations wherein such officer
discharges his or her weapon in the direction of a person, shall
verbally report the incident to his or her superiors within six hours of
the occurrence of the incident and shall prepare and file a written
report of the incident within forty-eight hours of the occurrence of the
incident. Nothing contained in this section shall prevent any officer
from invoking his or her constitutional right to avoid
self-incrimination.

2. As used in this section "law enforcement officer" means a state or
local police officer and "peace officer" means any person designated as
a peace officer pursuant to section 2.10 of the criminal procedure law.

* NB There are 2 § 837-v's