NEW YORK — Community activists said on Friday that the battle to stop the NYPD from engaging in biased-based profiling isn’t over.
Back in August, after a long political battle, the City Council passed Local Law 71. The law is designed to curb the NYPD’s profiling based on factors like race, religion, sexual orientation, or housing status.
In October, the police union responded with a lawsuit to block the law.
At a Communities United for Police Reform press event at City Hall on Friday, activists called on the Police Union to drop the lawsuit.