Four police reform bills get NYC Council approval, with de Blasio’s NYPD overhaul debated

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The City Council approved Thursday a number of long-sought police reforms in New York City, along with several resolutions seeking further changes from Albany.

Included among the approved bills was the prohibition of qualified immunity for police officers in New York City — the first American city to do so, according to City Council Speaker Corey Johnson.

The legislators were also expected to back a resolution supporting an amended version of a police reform plan that the de Blasio Administration submitted earlier this month. Johnson acknowledged that the plan wasn’t everything some lawmakers wanted, but that the legislature was up against the clock — as an April 1 mandate from Governor Andrew Cuomo loomed.

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