Rihanna, Meek Mill, and More Sign Letter to Repeal Statute That Blocks Police Misconduct Records in NY

June 9, 2020

Rolling Stone reports Rihanna, Ariana Grande, Justin Bieber, Megan The Stallion, Migos, Billie Eilish, and Nas are just a few of the many celebrities and members of the music industry who have signed an open letter in support of New York State repealing statute 50-A. 

“We must hold accountable those who violate the oath to protect and serve, and find justice for those who are victim to their violence,” the letter reads. “An indispensable step is having access to disciplinary records of law enforcement officers. New York statute 50-A blocks that full transparency, shielding a history of police misconduct from public scrutiny, making it harder to seek justice and bring about reform.” 

It wasn’t until after Floyd’s death that the public knew of the 18 public complaints made against officer Derek Chauvin, and that only two resulted in a slap on the wrist. We only became aware of Chauvin’s questionable record because Minnesota law requires that this information be made available upon request. 

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