FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE | June 18, 2014
Contact: Mandela Jones, 646.200.5316, mandela [at] berlinrosen.com
In response to the court decision today rejecting NYPD unions’ legal challenge to the Community Safety Act anti-profiling law (Local Law 71 of 2013), Communities United for Police Reform released the following statement from spokesperson Joo-Hyun Kang.
“Justice has been upheld with the court rejecting the baseless legal arguments advanced by NYPD unions and the former Bloomberg administration against city law that prohibits bias-based police profiling. New Yorkers know that it should be unlawful for police to target them solely based on who they are – whether race, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, housing or immigration status – and today the court confirmed it.”