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CPR Statement: Mayor de Blasio’s First 100 Days and Stop-and-Frisk Reform

In response to the 100th day of the de Blasio administration and Mayor de Blasio’s speech at the Cooper Union today, Communities United for Police Reform released the following statement from spokesperson Priscilla Gonzalez

“We applaud Mayor de Blasio for taking a more productive approach and positive steps by agreeing to drop Bloomberg-era legal challenges to stop-and-frisk reforms and establishing an adequately funded inspector general's office. Stop-and-frisk abuses and discriminatory policing are engrained problems with long legacies of damage to the relationship between communities and police.

Statement from CPR on Appointment of NYPD Inspector General

In response to Department of Investigations Commissioner Mark Peters appointing Philip Eure as New York City’s first inspector general for the NYPD, Communities United for Police Reform released the following statement.

“Today’s appointment of Philip Eure as the first NYPD inspector general is a step towards beginning the process of ensuring true accountability and oversight for the NYPD, something that has been absent in our city. Members of the Communities United for Police Reform campaign and allies strongly advocated for the establishment of this position because we know that the NYPD cannot police itself.

CPR Statement: Re: City Council’s Public Safety Budget Hearing on NYPD

In response to the City Council Committee on Public Safety’s Preliminary Budget hearing that featured testimony from the NYPD, Communities United for Police Reform released the following statement from spokesperson Priscilla Gonzalez.

CPR Statement Re: Re: Mayor de Blasio’s Announcing End of City Lawsuit Challenge Discriminatory Profiling Law (Local Law 71)

In response to Mayor de Blasio announcing that the city will end the lawsuit – initiated by the previous administration – challenging the Community Safety Act law (Local Law 71) that prohibits ‘bias-based’ police profiling, Communities United for Police Reform released the following statement from spokesperson Joo-Hyun Kang.

CPR Statement Re: Announcement by Mayor de Blasio & Commissioner Bratton on NYPD communication retraining

In response to Mayor Bill de Blasio and Police Commissioner Bill Bratton announcing that NYPD officers will receive communications retraining, Communities United for Police Reform released the following statement from spokesperson Priscilla Gonzalez.

"Improving NYPD interactions with the public is a critical component to progressing police-community relations and ending abusive policing practices, and we are pleased it is something in which the de Blasio administration has expressed interest.

Statement from CPR Re: Announcement by the de Blasio administration on stop-and-frisk agreement

In response to Mayor Bill de Blasio announcing an agreement to take steps to end the legal battle over the Floyd stop-and-frisk decision, Communities United for Police Reform released the following statement from spokesperson Joo-Hyun Kang.

CPR Statement Re: Police Commissioner Bratton’s Comments on Stop-and-Frisk

In response to reports of Police Commissioner Bill Bratton’s comments on stop-and-frisk that “the problem has been more or less solved,” Communities United for Police Reform released the following statement from spokesperson Priscilla Gonzalez.

CPR Statement Re: Mayor-elect de Blasio Selecting Bill Bratton as Next Police Commissioner

In response to New York City Mayor-elect Bill de Blasio announcing the selection of William J. Bratton as police commissioner, Communities United for Police Reform released the following statement from spokesperson Joo-Hyun Kang.

CPR Statement Re: Court of Appeals’ Denial of Bloomberg Administration Request to Vacate Stop-and-Frisk Decision

In response to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit denying the Bloomberg administration’s request to vacate the ruling against its stop-and-frisk policy as unconstitutional, Communities United for Police Reform released the following statement from spokesperson Joo-Hyun Kang.

CPR Statement Re: NYPD Unions’ Efforts to Intervene in Stop-and-Frisk Lawsuit

In response to police unions seeking legal standing in Floyd v. City of New York to appeal stop-and-frisk reforms, Communities United for Police Reform released the following statement from spokesperson Joo-Hyun Kang.

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