CPR calls for NYPD transparency and accountability

Communities united for Police Reform joined City Council members, civil rights leaders and faith leaders at a press conference on Thursday March 15th, to call for transparency from NYPD Commissioner Ray Kelly at the city council's annual budget hearing. "'Stop-and-Frisk' practices, surveillance targeting entire Muslim communities and related discriminatory policing are out of control and undermining public trust in the NYPD in many communities," said Nahal Zamani, Advocacy Program Manager of the Center for Constitutional Rights. "Communities united for Police Reform opposes discriminatory profiling and policing, including targeting of entire communities based on race, ethnicity, religion and other characteristics. These practices underscore the need for an Inspector General's office and other measures to ensure greater transparency and accountability of the NYPD to the people of New York."

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