New Yorkers can now party in peace! NYC Police have been given a mandate that forbids them to enter any house party without consent.
This action comes from a lawsuit that claims police officers are forcibly entering homes that lead to excessive damages, and lawsuits against the city, resulting in officers unable to enter a household without a warrant.
The recent version of the NYPD Patrol Guide states that police officers are forcibly allowed to enter private properties including clubs if patrons have ignored warnings for noise levels. The guide now clarifies that “the decision to forcibly enter into private or semi-private premises to correct noise complaints will ONLY be made by a precinct commander/duty captain and ONLY as a last resort, after requests to stop the noise have been ignored.”
Some may worry about this new order, but it’s safer, and less hostile in the end.