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[Times Union] Activists, lawmakers push to repeal 50-a at Capitol

Lawmakers, activists and families impacted by violent encounters with the police gathered at the Capitol on Tuesday to push for a repeal of 50-a, a state law that blocks the public release of disciplinary records of police officers, corrections personnel and firefighters.

The controversial statute is commonly used to deny Freedom of Information Law requests made by civil rights organizations and news outlets...

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