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New York Sen. Alessandra Biaggi, D-Bronx. Photo: Hans Pennink/AP New York Sen. Alessandra Biaggi (D-Bronx), seen here, sponsored the New York state legislation that would require all cops to carry personal liability coverage. (Photo: Hans Pennink/AP)

In the wake of widespread social unrest and calls to defund and restructure police departments nationwide after the public death of George Floyd, New York state legislators have proposed a law that would rely on insurance to strengthen individual police-officer accountability.

The New York state bill was introduced on July 6 in an effort to deter police misconduct. It would require law enforcement officers statewide to carry personal liability insurance coverage.

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