HuffPost: The NYPD Can See Millions Of Arrest Records That Were Supposed To Be Sealed

HuffPost: The NYPD Can See Millions Of Arrest Records That Were Supposed To Be Sealed. “For over 40 years, it has been illegal for police in New York state to access a person’s sealed arrest records. Details of arrests of people who were charged but not convicted or whose cases were dismissed ― as well as juveniles or people who completed drug treatment programs or committed noncriminal offenses ― aren’t supposed to influence law enforcement in any way should police encounter those people again. But new court documents obtained by HuffPost show that the New York City Police Department has been breaking that law for years, on a massive scale that has been previously unreported.”