CPR Members Testify before the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights

On March 20-21, 2017, Communities United for Police Reform nembers and partners joined advocates and experts to present testimony at the United States Commission on Civil Rights' (USCCR) public briefing on the disproportionate impacts of policies and practices of the New York Police Department on communities of color. Testimony submitted from CPR members and partners emphasized the worsening crisis of discriminatory and abusive policing in NY and called for critical action to end "Broken Windows" and other discriminatorypolicing practices, hold police accountable for brutality and abuse, and bring transparent data collection and reporting on arrests, summonses and deaths in custody. 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 members & partners:
Jenn Rolnick BorchettaBronx Defenders
Nancy Ginsburg, Legal Aid Society
Jonathan C. Moore, Esq., Beldock Levine & Hoffman LLC
Steven Zeidman, CUNY School of Law
*This page will be updated with additional testimony.  Click here full agenda.
The USCCR public comment period is open until until April 20, 2017. 
Written statements may be submitted to ero [at] usccr.gov.


Topics: Broken Windows