Press Releases

Elected and Civil Rights Leaders Announce Broad Support for Police Reforms to Help End Discriminatory Policing

100+ organizations from across city support Community Safety Act to strengthen ban on profiling, establish Inspector General, among other reforms

Communities United for Police Reform – together with Council Members Jumaane Williams, Brad Lander, Rev. Al Sharpton, NAACP President Ben Jealous and others – announced that over 100 organizations from across the city have endorsed the Community Safety Act that is pending in the City Council.

Bronx Residents Pack the Courthouse for Stop-and-Frisk Trial

Bronx Residents Pack the Courthouse for Stop-and-Frisk Trial

Today, as the first week of trial in the federal lawsuit – Floyd v. City of New York – draws to a close, more than 100 Bronx residents and representatives from several Bronx organizations packed the court and rallied to show support for the Floyd plaintiffs and to denounce discriminatory police practices.

CPR Statement Re: Community Safety Act stop-and-frisk reforms in the City Council

A day after the start of the federal lawsuit – Floyd v. City of New York – challenging the city’s stop-and-frisk policy with violating constitutional protections against racial discrimination and unreasonable searches and seizure, and reports that the City Council is close to passing bills to reform discriminatory policing abuses, Communities United for Police Reform released the following statement.

Brooklyn Leaders Express Support for Federal Lawsuit against Bloomberg Stop-and-Frisk Policy

Elected officials, community leaders and members from most stopped-and-frisked borough call for end to discriminatory policing, reforms

Brooklyn leaders joined together with residents of their borough today outside of a federal courthouse to express support for the federal class action lawsuit against the Bloomberg administration’s unlawful use of stop-and-frisk – Floyd v. City of New York.

Elected Officials, Civil Rights and Community Leaders Support Putting Stop-and-Frisk on Trial

On first day of federal trial, New Yorkers call for end to discriminatory policing, support for reforms and lawsuit, and new mayoral leadership

Elected officials, New Yorkers targeted by stop-and-frisk and other discriminatory policing practices, and civil rights and community leaders expressed support for the federal class action lawsuit against the Bloomberg administration’s unlawful use of stop-and-frisk outside of the courthouse today as the trial began. Today’s action kicked off a series of events that will occur outside of the courthouse throughout the trial, highlighting communities impacted by discriminatory policing practices and support for the lawsuit.

CPR Statement Re: Results of Quinnipiac Poll on Stop-and-Frisk

Communities United for Police Reform (CPR) released the following statement today from spokesperson Joo-Hyun Kang on the results of the Quinnipiac poll released today showing New York City voters still disapprove of stop-and-frisk in significant percentages.

CPR Statement Re: Governor Cuomo addressing stop-and-frisk in his State of the State address

Communities United for Police Reform (CPR) released the following statement today from spokesperson Joo-Hyun Kang in response to Governor Andrew Cuomo’s State of the State address discussing stop-and-frisk.

CPR Statement Re: Federal court decision ruling NYPD’s Clean Halls program unconstitutional

Communities United for Police Reform (CPR) released the following statement today from spokesperson Joo-Hyun Kang on Judge Shira Scheindlin’s decision ruling the NYPD’s Clean Halls program unconstitutional in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

Opposition to Stop-and-Frisk Grows after Hearings on Community Safety Act

Disapproval of NYPD practice increases nearly 20 percentage points among Latinos in latest Quinnipiac Poll

Following last month’s City Council hearing on the Community Safety Act and field hearings on stop-and-frisk in Brooklyn and Queens, disapproval of stop-and-frisk has grown jumps according to the results of the latest poll released last week by the Quinnipiac Polling Institute. The November Quinnipiac poll of New York City voters revealed that a majority (53%) disapproves of the NYPD’s stop-and-frisk practice.

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