CPR Members Testify at Sept. '21 City Council Hearing on Reducing The Responsibilities of The NYPD

Monday, September 27, 2021 – CPR members testified at the New York City Council Oversight Hearing of the Committee on Public Safety to examine reducing the responsibilities of the NYPD and related policies and practices. Among those that testified were representatives from the NYPD, District Attorneys, public defender offices, advocates, and members of the public.

CPR staff and CPR member testimony at the hearing which included advocates, legal experts, and directly impacted communities called for: 

  • The reduction of the size and scope of the NYPD's budget
  • The prioritization of job creation outside of the NYPD
  • The full removal of NYPD from Mental Health Response
  • The full removal of NYPD agents and enforcement policies from NYC schools
  • The elimination of NYPD's Vice Squad and Strategic Response Group (SRG)

Click below to read full written testimony submitted by CPR members:

CPR Staff - Ileana Mendez-Peñate

Girls for Gender Equity - Quadira Coles

LatinoJustice - Andrew Case

Make the Road NY:

  - Jennifer Orellana

  - Kathy Garcia

  - Veronica


  - Isabelle Leyva

  - Jared Trujillo

Topics: NYC Budget Justice