Over and out? Police radio encryption bill left in limbo after failing to pass both houses in Albany

New York lawmakers failed to pass 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.

Only one of the two houses in Albany passed the bill before the 2024 legislative session ended on Saturday morning. As a result, it will have to be reintroduced in the next session that starts in January 2025.