City of Newburgh to adopt law requiring cops to identify themselves

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NEWBURGH – Later this year when a police officer in the City of Newburgh responds to a call, he or she will be required to provide their name to the parties involved.

The first step in the process to adopt a local law requiring that is a public hearing.

Like all other council members, Councilwoman Ramona Monteverde is in full support of the proposal.

“For anybody who interacts with the public, it only makes sense to introduce yourself to put the other party at ease,” she told colleagues at a special city council session Monday night.

Councilman Robert Sklarz said the measure is “a welcome step.”

The public hearing will be held on July 13 and assuming the law will be adopted, it could be in place later this year.