Editorial: New York law hides police misconduct from the public

The uniquely restrictive New York State law that is used to conceal the disciplinary histories of police officers — even some who have committed crimes — reared its head again last week in misconduct proceedings against the officer who brutalized the retired tennis player James Blake during a mistaken arrest in Manhattan last month.

The state law on officers’ histories is the only one of its kind in the nation. Continue…

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