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...
Priorities for the New NYPD Inspector General

Landmark Federal Ruling Finds NYPD Stop-and-Frisk Program Unconstitutional

On August 12, 2013,  Judge Schira Scheindlin, presiding over the Floyd v. City of New York stop-and-frisk trial, ruled that the NYPD had indeed systematically violated the 4th and 14th Amendment rights of thousands of New Yorkers. In her nearly 200 page decision, she concluded "that the city’s highest officials have turned a blind eye to the evidence that officers are conducting stops in a racially discriminatory manner.”  More info...

CPR Launches Video Series to Highlight Human Impact of Stop-and-Frisk

On June 30, 2013, Communities United For Police Reform launched a new video series to highlight the negative impact of the NYPD's stop-and-frisk policy. Produced by Firelight Films, the short documentaries tell the stories of ordinary New Yorkers – and how they and their neighborhoods have been impacted by the policy. For additional information, to watch the full videos, and connect with others on this issue, please visit: www.whereiamgoing.org.
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About CPR

Communities United for Police Reform (CPR) is an unprecedented, non-partisan campaign to end discriminatory policing practices in New York, and to build a lasting movement that promotes public safety and policing practices based on cooperation and respect — not discriminatory targeting and harassment.

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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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