CPR Announcements

CPR Members Testify at CCRB Hearing on Sexual Misconduct

On Wednesday, February 14, 2018, several CPR members testified before a Civilian Complaint Review Board public hearing on a resolution that would enable the agency to begin investigating certain sexual misconduct complaints against NYPD officers from civilians and proceed with administrative prosecutions for substantiated cases of such misconduct. The resolution unanimously passed, which means these complaints will now receive independent investigation outside of the NYPD.

$10K in 10 Days for CPR to Match Kaepernick

Over a year ago, Colin Kaepernick pledged to give $1 million to groups across the nation, and we were thrilled to be included as a recipient in late 2016. For the final $100,000 of his #MillionDollarPledge, Kaepernick launched a #10for10 campaign where he matched gifts of at least $10K from his friends with $10K grants to 10 organizations over the course of 10 days. Entertainer/entrepreneur Nick Cannon chose to give a double gift to CPR with a donation of $20K and hip hop artist Joey Bada$$ also gave $10K, which Kaepernick matched with $10K. As part of the Encore portion of #10for10, music and business executive Steve Stoute donated $10K to us on February 1, 2018. It brings a total of $50,000 to our racial justice and police accountability work in 2018.

Oct. 11th Right to Know Act Rally

Help rid NYC streets of abusive, discriminatory policing by coming to the Right To Know Act rally on October 11th! Communities United for Police Reform and a citywide coalition of over 200 organizations are calling for the New York City Council to pass the Right to Know Act into law to help end police abuses. It would promote police accountability in New Yorkers' most common interactions with the NYPD to prevent abuses and unconstitutional searches that continue in communities across the city. CLICK HERE to learn more about the Right To Know Act.

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Local Action to #Resist Trump's Racist Policing Agenda

For months, Mayor de Blasio has promoted that his administration will stand against Trump's racist attacks on immigrants and people of color. Yet everyday, these same communities are criminalized and targeted by the NYPD's abusive, discriminatory "broken windows" policing, a practice that is consistent with Trump's racist policing agenda by fueling incarceration and immigration enforcement. New Yorkers need concrete actions by our local officials to make our city a true sanctuary for all.

City-Wide NYC Know Your Rights Trainings

CPR members are hosting FREE Know Your Rights trainings across the city this Spring to empower New Yorkers with critical information about their rights. The trainings will provide attendees with an understanding of their rights during encounters with the NYPD, ICE and FBI, and tools to stay as safe as possible during these different types of law enforcement interactions.

A True Sanctuary City Requires Action to Change The NYPD

As New Yorkers resist the Trump administration’s racist, anti-immigrant, Islamophobic, and other discriminatory actions, it’s more urgent now than ever for New York’s elected and public officials to take action to protect our communities.  We saw some of that in Albany this week with the State Assembly passing criminal justice reform legislation, even as action is still needed in NYC to end broken windows policing and pass the Right to Know Act.

In this moment, we must build, love, nurture, and protect our communities.

There's a lot to process from this week's elections. We've been hearing from New Yorkers and others across the country who are scared, angry, anxious, loving and ready to put in work. One thing we know for sure - for those of us who care about racial justice, police accountability, and ending discriminatory profiling, this next period is going to be challenging. For those of us who are Black, Indigenous, Latina/o, Arab, Asian, women, LGBTQ and/or gender non-conforming, youth, low-income, homeless, immigrant, Muslim, people with disabilities, elders, progressive activists, limited english proficiency, anti-racist, and many other identities -- our communities are, and will be, facing attacks that are emboldened by elected and appointed officials whose rhetoric and policies will not prioritize justice for all.