The Right To Know Act

Communities United for Police Reform, community members and advocates are calling for the passage of 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 & 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 unconstitutional searches.

Pictured: #RightToKnowAct lead sponsors NYC Council Members Antonio Reynoso & Ritchie Torres, Council Member Carlos Menchaca & CPR members.

Cop Watch NYC is a website to help citizens document police conduct and hold the police accountable.  The site provides quick access to important Cop Watch tips, resources, support and best practices for individuals, organizations and teams of community members who want to safely and legally conduct Cop Watch in their communities. is project of, in partnership with Communities United for Police Reform and Peoples' Justice for Community Control & Police Accountability

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Priorities for the NYPD Inspector General

The first-ever NYPD Inspector General Philip Eure assumed his role in 2014. The 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. CPR's report outlines nine priority areas that Inspector General Eure should consider for investigation in order to issue recommendations that will improve public safety and protect the rights of all New Yorkers. To date, NYPD-OIG has issued two important reports on policing in NYC. 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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