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Communities United for Police Reform to Bratton: Your New Plan is Misguided and Offensive

Police Reform Advocates Slammed NYPD Commissioner Bratton Today for Refusing to Move Beyond Broken Windows Policing

Communities United for Police Reform, a leading voice for NYPD reform, today slammed NYPD Commissioner Bratton for announcing so-called changes that will continue to deepen the divide between police officers and local communities:

Communities United for Police Reform Responds to Cuomo’s Justice Agenda

Police Reform Advocates Give Cuomo Mixed Reviews: They Praise His Commitment to Releasing Statewide Ethnic and Racial Data on Police Actions, But Push Him to Create a Special Prosecutor for Cases of Police Brutality

Communities United for Police Reform, a leading voice for systemic change at the NYPD and in policing practice throughout New York, released the following statement today responding to the Justice Agenda presented in Governor Cuomo’s State of the State address:
 

#Dream4Justice March Connects Racial Justice and Police Reform Movements of Today to Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s Enduring Legacy

Communities United for Police Reform will participate in the #Dream4Justice March as part of a national call to #ReclaimMLK and honor Dr. King’s vision of uncompromising freedom that paved the way for the racial justice and police reform movements of today.

Today, on Martin Luther King Day, Communities United for Police Reform (CPR) will join the #Dream4Justice NYC march in Harlem, along with groups from across the city, and connect Dr. Martin Luther King’s legacy to current efforts to fight systemic racial and economic injustice and to end discriminatory and abusive policing.  

In Washington, Communities United for Police Reform Joined Advocates to Tell President Obama How to Improve Policing in the Twenty-First Century

Today, leaders of Communities United for Police Reform (CPR) joined numerous advocates and experts to present testimony to President Obama’s administration on how to reform policing throughout the United States, but especially in major urban areas like New York City.

After New IG Report, de Blasio and Bratton Urged to Implement Real Disciplinary Reform at the NYPD

Communities United for Police Reform (CPR), a leading voice for reform at the NYPD, released the following statement today on the NYPD Inspector General’s new report:

Communities United for Police Reform (CPR) Urges Mayor de Blasio and NYPD Commissioner Bratton to End All Discriminatory Arrests and Summonses for Non-Violent, Low-Level Offenses

Communities United for Police Reform (CPR), a leading voice for reform at the NYPD, released the following statement on the apparent police work stoppage and called on Mayor de Blasio and NYPD Commissioner Bratton to bring about a permanent end to all discriminatory arrests and summonses for non-violent low-level offenses that disproportionately target communities of color in New York City:

Communities United for Police Reform (CPR) Statement on the Deaths of NYPD Officers Wenjian Liu and Rafael Ramos

“Today, it was reported that two NYPD officers were killed by a man who earlier in the day seriously injured a young woman in Baltimore, and who killed himself after shooting the officers. We express our condolences to the families of Officers Wenjian Liu and Rafael Ramos, as well as to the woman reported to be his former girlfriend who was shot earlier today.

#ThisStopsToday: After No Indictment in Garner Case, Outraged New Yorkers Demand Full Accountability for NYPD and Plan Massive Action in Foley Square

New Yorkers across the city are outraged that there was no indictment of officers involved in the killing of Eric Garner, expressing the need for full accountability and systemic reforms. They plan to come together at Foley Square tomorrow at 5:30 p.m. to say:

#ThisStopsToday.

After Ferguson Grand Jury Failure, Federal Government Must Act for Justice

Today, Communities United for Police Reform (CPR) released the following statement in response to the grand jury’s decision not to indict Darren Wilson, the Ferguson police officer who fatally shot unarmed Michael Brown in August:

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