ALBANY, N.Y. -- New legislation has passed in the state senate that seeks to make inciting violence against police officers a crime.
The New York State Senate has passed legislation sponsored by Senator Michael Nozzolio of LaFayette, that would establish the new crime of inciting violence against a police officer.
In response to recent violent crimes against police officers, deliberately inciting violence towards law enforcement is now a class D felony.
Senator Nozzolio "We will not tolerate the senseless and cowardly acts of violence against our police officers as they put their lives on the line every day to protect us. We have seen a surge in violent crimes against on-duty police officers so ensuring their safety has never been more important. I look forward to continuing to work with my colleagues to strengthen New York's criminal justice laws."
The bill will be sent to the Assembly.