PEF members who are subject to a criminal investigation as a direct result of the discharge of their official, employer-issued (or approved) weapon, while acting within the scope of his/her New York State employment duties.
1) Representation 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.
2) Members 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, Members are required to reimburse PEF Membership Benefits Program if such attorneys’ fees are reimbursed.