Press Release

Dan Quart’s Statement on Release of NYPD Disciplinary Record Database

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
March 4, 2021
Contact: Kate Smart
617-510-4803
kate@danquart.com

MANHATTAN - Today, after New York City’s police oversight agency released a database of disciplinary records to the public for the first time, candidate for Manhattan District Attorney Dan Quart issued the following statement:

“The release of police disciplinary records marks a turning point in a decades-long effort by reformers like myself demanding police accountability and transparency. I’m proud to have been a leader of the years-long campaign to repeal 50-a, the law that shielded law enforcement from releasing these records. I know that public safety is police accountability—and as Manhattan District Attorney I will hold the NYPD accountable when officers misuse or abuse their power.”

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About Dan Quart: Dan Quart is one of NYC’s top pro bono attorneys and a New York State Assemblymember representing Manhattan’s East Side. A Washington Heights native who grew up in subsidized housing with working-class parents, Dan was raised by a public school teacher and a social worker who taught him the value of public service. Since graduating law school, he has dedicated his career to standing up for tenants' rights and advocating for criminal justice reform.

As Manhattan’s next District Attorney, Dan will fight to end mass incarceration, hold law enforcement accountable for police brutality, and ensure that all Manhattanites feel safe. Learn more at DanQuart.com and DanQuart.com/Press.