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Governor Paterson has signed a new law in Albany.
This one prevents New York City Police from saving the records of each person they stop, but do not arrest. The bill was reportedly opposed by the New York State Sheriff’s Association and other law enforcement agencies. Now Upstate Sheriffs are worried that the legislation will expand statewide.

Livingston County Sheriff John York explains that such a law would obstruct good police work; he says this is just another example of Albany not doing its job.

The bill was introduced by several downstate Senators; among others, Senator Pedro Espada.

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