Over and out? ‘Keep Police Radio Public Act’ faces uncertain future as NYPD encryption moves ahead

New York lawmakers have until Friday to vote on the “Keep Police Radio Public Act” to prevent the NYPD and other police departments from shutting the press out of police radio access amid encryption efforts.

The legislation would provide credentialed media access to encrypted police radio channels, and compel the NYPD to allow access to New York City media that have listened to police radio channels as a source of news.