Press Releases

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.

City Leaders and Residents Call on Bloomberg Administration and City to Drop Appeal, Stop Delay of Stop-and-Frisk Reforms

Following sweeping election of new leadership with clear platform of stop-and-frisk reform, group emphasizes continued harm delay has on communities; After voters reject Bloomberg policy, New Yorkers express support for turning page on counterproductive and divisive leadership and policies

On the day after New York City voters elected new leadership, city leaders and residents united on the steps of City Hall to call on the Bloomberg administration to end its fight against stop-and-frisk reforms and civil rights protections. Specifically, the group called on the administration to drop its appeal to a Federal court decision ruling its stop-and-frisk policy unconstitutional and its lawsuit to overturn a recently-passed anti-profiling law.

CPR Statement: Re: Federal appeals court blocking decision on stop-and-frisk and delaying remedies

In response to a federal appeals court granting a stay in the decision ruling the Bloomberg administration’s stop-and-frisk policy unconstitutional, Communities United for Police Reform released the following statement from spokesperson Joo-Hyun Kang.

CPR Statement: Re: Commissioner Ray Kelly being booed off stage at Brown University

“It’s not shocking that after directing policing that violates New Yorkers’ civil rights and the U.S. Constitution without any remorse that Commissioner Kelly would be poorly received – and it’s unfortunate that New York City has become known for political and police leadership that defends discriminatory and abusive policing, and seeks to fight accountability.

Community, Faith, Labor, and Law Enforcement Groups, City Officials Speak Out at City Hall to Support Court’s Orders in Stop-and-Frisk Lawsuit, Oppose Delays Sought by Bloomberg Administration

Today, ­­­ the coalition Communities United for Police Reform and representatives from community, faith, labor, and law enforcement groups joined City officials, attorneys from the Center for Constitutional Rights and co-counsel to voice support for moving forward with the remedial process ordered by the court in the landmark class action lawsuit Floyd, et al. v. City of New York, et al.

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