CPR Announcements

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.

#WeWillNotGoBack March for Justice for Eric Garner, Michael Brown, Ramarley Graham & all victims of police brutality

Over the past several weeks, people across the country have been outraged and heartbroken by the recent police killings of Michael Brown, Ezell Ford, Eric Garner and others who have unjustly lost their lives to police brutality and violence. These tragic and unnecessary deaths have sparked actions and protests calling for justice and an end to the excessive use of force on communities of color across the country. On Saturday, August 23rd, Communities United for Police Reform joined thousands of people from across the region for the #WeWillNotGoBack March for Justice.

CPR Files Amicus Briefs in Support of City Council Defense of Profiling Ban of Community Safety Act

On January 10, 2014, Communities United For Police Reform and members of the Community Safety Act Coalition gathered on the steps of City Hall to denounce the police union and the former Mayor's efforts to overturn the Discriminatory Profiling Ban of the Community Safety Act and announced the filing

CPR Priorities for First 100 Days of the de Blasio Administration

December 16, 2013 - Two weeks before a new administration takes power in City Hall for the the first time in 12 years, Communities United for Police Reform (CPR) released a report on how Mayor-elect Bill de Blasio can fulfill his campaign promise to change the direction of public safety policy in New York City to prioritize the safety and freedoms of all New Yorkers.

New Yorkers Rally to Call on Mayor Bloomberg to Drop Stop-and-Frisk Appeal, Let Reforms Proceed

November 6, 2013 Drop the Appeal Rally & Press ConferenceOn Wednesday, November 6, 2013, the day after the general election, in which New Yorkers voted for a dramatic change in the leadership and direction of New York City, communities, advocates, and elected officials gathered on the steps of City Hall to call on Mayor Bloomberg to end his pointless and damaging appeal of stop-and-frisk reforms mandated this August by a Federal court.

Second Circuit Court Grants Stay on Stop-and-Frisk Ruling, Removes Judge from Case

On October 31, 2013, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit granted the City Administration's request for a stay on the stop-and-frisk remedies mandated by the Federal District Court. The panel of three judges issued a two-page order, also removing the presiding Judge Shira Scheindlin from the case. The panel of three judges did not opine on the merits of the case, which will be heard in appeals trial scheduled for 2014.

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