NYC Proposes Law to Make Disrespecting Police a Felony
Article from New York CBS2 by Natalie Duddridge.
NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — New video surfaced Tuesday evening of more NYPD officers being doused with water.
The most recent incident in Queens has compelled lawmakers to announce a new bill that cracks down on anyone who disrespects the badge, CBS2’s Natalie Duddridge reported.
But authorities implored police not to stand for it, and now two New York lawmakers want to make disrespecting officers a more serious crime.
According to LiPetri and Reilly, the new bill would make it a Class E felony to throw or spray water, or any other substance, against an on-duty police or peace officer. The charge would be punishable by up to 1 to 4 years in prison.
Read the entire article at CBS New York.
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