Hudson officials to rework police data reporting resolution
Aliya Schneider is reporting for Columbia-Greene Media the resolution approved last month by the Hudson Common Council requiring the city police department to provide monthly reports on the gender and racial identity and other details of anyone stopped by police, will now be rewritten. Nationwide racial profiling and the council requesting a 25 mph speed limit in Hudson were cited as the reasons behind the measure. Police Chief L. Edward Moore was not consulted before the resolution was passed. The police department does not oppose reporting data; they just need to figure out how to make it work, Moore said. The department reports racial traffic violation data with a sample of tickets, but not all. Moore said he believes the department’s available sampling of ticket data is adequate, but he understands what the council is looking for. “The resolution came out and it was a matter of definition and trying to figure out what policy we could hammer out to get the information that the city council wanted us to capture,” Moore said. Hudson Common Countil President Tom DePietro, a WGXC volunteer programmer, said he hopes to have the policy revised by the February 16 formal council meeting. Read the full story at HudsonValley360 [dot] com.