Update: The Staten Island grand jury voted not to indict NYPD Officer Daniel Pantaleo for his role in Eric Garner's death this summer.
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Mayor Bill de Blasio today touted crime statistics showing the last four months to be the safest on record since 1993, after reforms to policies like stop-and-frisk that his critics had argued would cause crime to climb.
In the aftermath of a traumatic summer of nonstop police brutality, LGBTQ youth -- from Ohio to Hong Kong, Staten Island to Ferguson -- are dreaming.
L-R: City Council Members Carlos Menchaca (Brooklyn - Sunset Park), Antonio Reynoso (Brooklyn -Bushwick & Williamsburg) and Ritchie Torres (Bronx) (Photo : Communities United for Police Reform)
A proposal that would dramatically alter the way police officers conduct street stops was introduced by City Council members Thursday. NY1's Bobby Cuza filed the following report.
The City Council’s latest attempt at reining in the New York City Police Department, unveiled at a news conference Thursday, would require police officers to explain the reason for conducting a stop and to identify themselves. Perhaps more controversially, it would also require that they inform people of their right to refuse a search when applicable.
Police reform advocates, community activists and the Bill de Blasio administration heard some good news on Halloween, when a federal appeals court refused to allow New York City police unions to intervene in the city’s stop-and-frisk settlement.
The Second Circuit Court of Appeals’ ruled to grant the City of New York’s request to withdraw its appeal, deny police unions’ appeal to intervene and lift the stay on remedies in Floyd v. City of New York.
Priscilla Gonzalez, spokesperson for Communities United for Police Reform, remarked that it’s about time.