Posted on February 17, 2015
On February 13 and 14th, leaders of Communities United for Police Reform (CPR) presented testimony on community policing & crime reduction and on training & education to President Obama’s Task Force on 21st Century Policing.
Written and oral comments on how to make policing less discriminatory and abusive were submitted by Communities United for Police Reform (CPR) and CPR member organizations and supporting groups, including Brotherhood/Sister Sol, Center on Race, Crime & Justice at John Jay College, Arab American Association of New York, and Streetwise & Safe. Comments offered a series of actionable recommendations for reforming policing at the federal, state, and municipal level.
Click below to read full written testimony submitted from CPR and CPR groups:
Communities United for Police Reform
Arab American Association of New York
Center on Race, Crime & Justice at John Jay College
Since January, leaders of Communities United for Police Reform and a range of member organizations, supporting groups and allies have presented testimony on how to reform policing throughout the United States, especially in major ubran areas like New York City. Jose Lopez, lead organizer at Make the Road New York and Communities United for Police Reform Steering Committee member, sits on the 11-person Task Force appointed by President Obama. Click the links below to learn more about CPR and CPR member groups' recommendations to the Task Force, read highlights from Task Force listening sessions and download copies of full written testimony submitted from CPR and CPR member organizations.