Discharge of Official Weapon

Who is Covered?

PEF members who are subject to a criminal investigation as a direct result of the discharge of their official, employer-issued (or approved) weapon, which occurred while the member is acting within the scope of his or her New York State employment or duties.

Benefits Provisions:

  • Representation will be provided free of charge for up to 15 hours, from the initial contact until the completion of a presentation to the Grand Jury, if any, for members involved in connection with the discharge of their on-duty weapon.
  • You must seek reimbursement of any reasonable attorney’s fees from the State of New York pursuant to Article 37 of the PEF/State of New York Collective Bargaining agreement and Public Officers Law Sec. 19. In addition, you will be required to reimburse PEF Membership Benefits Program if such attorneys’ fees are recovered.

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