The Right To Know Act

On Thursday, November 13, Communities United for Police Reform joined New York City Council Members, community members and advocates to unveil the Right to Know Act, a legislative package that aims to protect the civil and human rights of all New Yorkers while promoting communication, transparency and accountability in everyday interactions between the NYPD and the public. This common-sense legislation would: 1) Require NYPD officers to identify themselves to the public and 2) Protect New Yorkers against unlawful searches.

#WeWillNotGoBack March for Justice

Over the past several months, people across the country have been outraged and heartbroken by the deaths of Michael Brown, Ezell Ford, John Crawford III, Eric Garner and others who have unjustly lost their lives to police brutality and violence.

On August 23rd, Communities United for Police Reform joined thousands from across the region at the #WeWillNotGoBack March for Justice. Together, we called for justice for victims of police violence, zero tolerance for police brutality, and an end to discriminatory "broken windows" policing that fails to keep New Yorkers safe.

Priorities for the New NYPD Inspector General

The first-ever NYPD Inspector General Philip Eure assumed his role in late May 2014. The NYPD Inspector General's responsibilities include investigations, reviews and audits of systemic NYPD issues, resulting in recommendations to improve the NYPD's policies, programs, practices, and operations; with the goal of enhancing the department's effectiveness, improving public safety and protecting the rights of all New Yorkers. Similar to other inspectors general for New York City agencies, the NYPD Inspector General is situated within New York City's Department of Investigations (DOI). More info...

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Know Your Rights!

The first step in protecting your rights is knowing them! CPR has developed a brief booklet to help New Yorkers of all backgrounds understand their rights when interacting with the police.  Print copies are available through CPR member groups, or you can download it here.  


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