How Many Stops Act: Brooklyn lawmaker and NYPD in dispute over ride-along opportunity

Tensions over the How Many Stops Act continue to boil heading into Tuesday’s City Council override vote, as Brooklyn Council Member Crystal Hudson and the NYPD sparred over an apparent ride-along opportunity that never happened.

Hudson (D), a co-sponsor of the How Many Stops Act police reporting bill, said that she had been scheduled to take part in a ride-along with police officers on Monday, just 24 hours before the City Council was set to vote on the mayor’s veto of the bill. However, Hudson claims her efforts to shadow cops to better understand what officers deal with on a daily basis was abruptly canceled by the department.