a. Definitions. As
used in this section, the following terms have the following meanings:
1. "Racial or ethnic profiling" means an act of a member of the force
of the police department or other law enforcement officer that relies on
race, ethnicity, religion or national origin as the determinative factor
in initiating law enforcement action against an individual, rather than
an individual's behavior or other information or circumstances that
links a person or persons of a particular race, ethnicity, religion or
national origin to suspected unlawful activity.
2. "Law enforcement officer" means (i) a peace officer or police
officer as defined in the Criminal Procedure Law who is employed by the
city of New York; or (ii) a special patrolman appointed by the police
commissioner pursuant to section 14-106 of the administrative code.
b. Prohibition. Every member of the police department or other law
enforcement officer shall be prohibited from racial or ethnic profiling.