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

Contact: Dan Morris, 917-952-8920, press [at]

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.

#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.