New Rules Neutralize Noise Complaints, Stop NYC Police From Breaking Up Parties: Report

New York City Police Officers photographed in Brooklyn on Oct. 24, 2014.
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New York City Police Officers photographed in Brooklyn on Oct. 24, 2014.  

A new directive disallows police officers in New York City from entering a home in response to a noise complaint without a warrant or direct permission from the resident, according to a report from The New York Post. The report says citizens will be able to simply close the door on cops who come knocking.

The new directive comes after a series of successful citizen-led lawsuits challenged the city when police forced their way into their homes without warrants. Critics of the rule say this will lead to noisier, filthier streets, and could keep officers from breaking up gatherings at known gang houses. Supporters of the new directive, of course, are looking forward to more privacy and personal control.

Anonymous members of the force had some choice words for The Post. Read the full article here.


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