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CPR Statement re: Deaths of NYPD Officers Wenjian Liu & Rafael Ramos

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: DECEMBER 20, 2014


Communities United for Police Reform released the following statement tonight on the deaths of NYPD officers Wenjian Liu and Rafael Ramos:

“Today, it was reported that two NYPD officers were killed by a man who earlier in the day seriously injured a young woman in Baltimore, and who killed himself after shooting the officers. We express our condolences to the families of Officers Wenjian Liu and Rafael Ramos, as well as to the woman reported to be his former girlfriend who was shot earlier today.

NYPD Reform Advcates and New York City Council Members Announce New Legislation to Improve Communication between Police and Residents

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: NOVEMBER 13, 2014
Contact: Dan Morris, 917-952-8920, press [at] changethenypd.org

The Right to Know Act, new commonsense legislation introduced in the City Council, will improve communication between police officers and residents, and defuse conflict before it escalates. It is designed to rebuild trust between communities of color and the NYPD.

National Convening on Police Accountability

On September 11-12, 2014, Communities United for Police Reform, the Center for Popular Democracy and Local Progress hosted a two-day national convening with over 80 community organizers, policy/legal advocates, academics, and funders to share lessons and strategies for bringing justice, accountability and transparency to policing in the United States. Participants hailed from over a dozen cities, including New York, Ferguson/St.Louis, Los Angeles, New Orleans, Chicago, Providence, Cincinnati, Seattle, Baltimore, Durham, Newark, Minneapolis and Milwaukee.

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