CPR Leaders Call for The Complete Removal of NYPD Officers from Enforcement of Social Distancing

On Friday, May 22, 2020, at a City Council public safety committee hearing, members and leaders of Communities United for Police Reform (CPR) called for complete removal of NYPD officers from enforcement of social distancing enforcement. They recommended that public health professionals and community organizations are tasked with educating New Yorkers about the importance of social distancing and helping to create new norms that will protect all communities through the pandemic. They also called for deep NYPD budget cuts to be redirected to agencies to meet basic needs and help ensure an equitable COVID-19 recovery for Black, Latinx, and other communities of color in NYC. Written and oral comments were submitted by Communities United for Police Reform (CPR) and CPR Members from New York Civil Liberties Union (NYCLU); Drug Policy Alliance; Justice Committee, Legal Aid Society; Center for Constitutional Rights; and Take Root Justice.

Click below to read full written testimony from CPR and CPR members:

Communities United for Police Reform Testimony -  (testimony will be posted when available)

Anti-Violence Project - Reem Ramadan 

Audre Lorde Project - (testimony will be posted when available)

Coalition to Dismantle Racism in the Health System - Dr. Kamini Doobay

Drug Policy Alliance - Melissa Moore

Girls for Gender Equity - (testimony will be posted when available)

Justice Committee - Victoria Davis (sister of Delrawn Small)

Legal Aid Society - Jennvine Wong

New York Civil Liberties Union - Michael Sisitzky

Nurses for Social Justice - Jennifer Grossman, RN, BSN, LNC

Rockaway Youth Task Force - (testimony will be posted when available)

Take Root Justice - (testimony will be posted when available)







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