Assemblyman Tom Abinanti is taking state AG Eric Schneiderman’s call for temporary power to investigate unarmed civilian deaths at the hands of police officers one step further.

The Westchester County Democrat said he’s drafting legislation that would give the AG’s office exclusive jurisdiction to investigate and prosecute all alleged crimes by police officers whether or not in connection with the performance of their regular duties.

“There is an appearance of a conflict of interest – if not an inherent actual conflict of interest – every time a local district attorney is called on to handle a matter against a local police officer with whom the DA must work in the normal course of their duties,” Abinanti said in a press release. “The present law giving the governor discretion to take matters from a local DA and give it to the attorney general is not enough.”

Abinanti’s announcement comes one day after Schneiderman sent a letter to Gov. Andrew Cuomo seeking an executive order that would give the automtically make the AG a special prosecutor in instances like the death of Eric Garner following a chokehold administered by an NYPD officer until such time that the governor and legislative leaders agree on permanent statutory reforms.

Assemblyman Keith Wright, a Harlem Democrat and former co-chair of the state Democratic Party, been pushing the Legislature to afford the AG jurisdiction over cases of police misconduct since 1999. The measure has been passed multiple times by the Assembly, but has never been taken up by the Senate.

Wright’s bill is sponsored in the Senate by Bronx Democratic Sen. Gustavo Rivera.

In his letter to the governor, Schneiderman references a similar measure, applicable only to offenses allegedly committed by New York City police officers, that was recently introduced by Brooklyn Sen. Kevin Parker. And there’s also another bill, sponsored by Democratic Assemblyman Nick Perry, also of Brooklyn, which would allow a judge to appoint another DA or AG to act as a “special district attorney” in criminal matters where the judge finds that the county prosecutor is “disqualified.”

Cuomo’s press office said yesterday that Schneiderman’s request is under review.