Press Releases

Joint Statement from The Legal Aid Society and CPR on City’s Volatile Interpretation of 50A

City Abruptly Invokes 50A at James Blake Trial, Kicks the public (including CPR members) out of Hearing Room

At NYPD Trial, Blake Recalls Being Attacked & Wrongfully Cuffed by NYPD, Reiterates Call to Fire Officer with Significant History of Civilian Complaints

Although hotel video footage clearly showed Officer James Frascatore using excessive force against retired tennis pro James Blake, the trial today featured a witness attempting to defend Frascatore’s brutal actions. Despite today’s testimony from the defense witness Daniel Modell, whose credibility was vigorously challenged in court, Blake remained steadfast that there is no justification for Frascatore’s actions.

Blake Police Brutality Trail Starts: NYPD Uses Excessive Force Against Former Tennis Star

After years of delays and multiple false starts, NYPD Officer James Frascatore, the cop responsible for the unprovoked and brutal attack of retired tennis star James Blake, will finally stand trial for NYPD discipline.

Miguel Richards Should Be Alive Today, Police Reform Campaign Says

September 14, 2017 – In response to the release of body camera footage documenting the killing of Miguel Richards by NYPD officers, Communities United for Police Reform (CPR) issued the following statement attributable to CPR Director Joo-Hyun Kang.

Police Reform Campaign Responds to Civilian Complaint Review Board Substantiating Complaint against Officer Who Killed Eric Garner

In response to reports that the New York City Civilian Complaint Review Board substantiated a complaint against Officer Daniel Pantaleo, who killed Eric Garner, Communities United for Police Reform released the following statement from spokesperson Carolyn Martinez-Class.

NY Police Reform Campaign Responds to Bronx DA Dropping Charges Against Pedro Hernandez

Campaign calls for Governor Cuomo to Authorize Office of NY Attorney General As Special Prosecutor to Investigate 42nd Precinct, NYPD and Bronx DA’s Office

CPR Responds to CCRB Chair Stepping Down

In response to CCRB Chair Maya Wiley stepping down, Communities United for Police Reform released the following statement from spokesperson Monifa Bandele.

CPR Responds to Council Passing Police Reporting Legislation, Int. 119-D

In response to the City Council passing reporting legislation on police abuses of civilians, Int. 119-D, Communities United for Police Reform released the following statement from spokesperson Mark Winston-Griffith, executive director of the Brooklyn Movement Center.

Ramarley Graham’s Mother and Supporting Organizations Release New Legal Filings Against NYPD

NYC Council Progressive Caucus files amicus brief urging end to NYPD concealment of information on Graham’s killing

The NYPD continues to conceal records on Graham’s killing more than five years after his death, while still not scheduling trials against officers charged in killing, Morris & McLoughlin


Police Reform Campaign Responds to NYPD Killing Dwayne Jeune

In response to the killing of Dwayne Jeune, Communities United for Police Reform released the following statement from spokesperson Carolyn Martinez-Class.

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