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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.
On February 2, 2012, Ramarley Graham was shot and killed in his own home by NYPD Officer Richard Haste in front of his grandmother and 6-year-old brother. Haste and several other NYPD officers busted into the family's home without a warrant, killed Ramarley, and engaged in misconduct and abuses of his family.
On Tuesday, September 6, 2016, dozens of community groups and elected officials filed amicus briefs to support a state court decision ordering the New York City Civilian Complaint Review Board to release the summary misconduct record of NYPD Officer Daniel Pantaleo, who killed Eric Garner.
Communities United for Police Reform – with support from over 50 local advocacy/community organizations and national homeless advocacy organizations – requested that NYPD Inspector General Philip Eure conduct an official investigation of the NYPD’s policing and treatment of homeless New Yorkers. Community members, homeless NYers and advocates announced the request at City Hall, with a call for an end to t
On Monday, January 25, 2016, Communities United for Police Reform members testified before the New York City Council hearing on the Criminal Justice Reform Act.
On Tuesday, December 8, 2015, Communities United for Police Reform leaders testified before the New York State Assembly on the use of body worn cameras by law enforcement
We are inspired to be part of a growing movement for justice—where people across the nation are rising up to demand racial justice, police accountability and an end to the systemic violence, abuse and discriminatory harassment of communities of color by law enforcement.
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