CPR Announcements

A True Sanctuary City Requires Action to Change The NYPD

As New Yorkers resist the Trump administration’s racist, anti-immigrant, Islamophobic, and other discriminatory actions, it’s more urgent now than ever for New York’s elected and public officials to take action to protect our communities.  We saw some of that in Albany this week with the State Assembly passing criminal justice reform legislation, even as action is still needed in NYC to end broken windows policing and pass the Right to Know Act.

In this moment, we must build, love, nurture, and protect our communities.

There's a lot to process from this week's elections. We've been hearing from New Yorkers and others across the country who are scared, angry, anxious, loving and ready to put in work. One thing we know for sure - for those of us who care about racial justice, police accountability, and ending discriminatory profiling, this next period is going to be challenging. For those of us who are Black, Indigenous, Latina/o, Arab, Asian, women, LGBTQ and/or gender non-conforming, youth, low-income, homeless, immigrant, Muslim, people with disabilities, elders, progressive activists, limited english proficiency, anti-racist, and many other identities -- our communities are, and will be, facing attacks that are emboldened by elected and appointed officials whose rhetoric and policies will not prioritize justice for all.

CPR Files Amicus Brief to Support Release of Misconduct Record of NYPD Officer Who Killed Eric Garner

On Tuesday, September 6, 2016, dozens of community groups and elected officials filed amicus briefs to support a state court decision ordering the New York City Civilian Complaint Review Board to release the summary misconduct record of NYPD Officer Daniel Pantaleo, who killed Eric Garner.

CPR, NYC Organizations & National Homeless Advocates Call for Investigations into NYPD’s Policing of Homeless New Yorkers

Communities United for Police Reform – with support from over 50 local advocacy/community organizations and national homeless advocacy organizations – requested that NYPD Inspector General Philip Eure conduct an official investigation of the NYPD’s policing and treatment of homeless New Yorkers.  Community members, homeless NYers and advocates announced the request at City Hall, with a call for an end to t

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We are inspired to be part of a growing movement for justice—where people across the nation are rising up to demand racial justice, police accountability and an end to the systemic violence, abuse and discriminatory harassment of communities of color by law enforcement.

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CPR Campaign Updates: NYers Say: Pass the Right To Know Act & Demand #HandsOffTheHomeless!

The highly publicized NYPD brutality against Black athletes has brought fresh spotlight to hyper-aggressive policing and use of excessive force by our city's police department. But New Yorkers in communities across the city frequently experience this police abuse without the same response from City Hall and 1 Police Plaza. It's a reason we continue our work to make NYC safer by holding police accountable to all New Yorkers and advancing systemic reforms that can help end abusive and discriminatory policing. We are gaining momentum in our fight and remain undeterred by NYPD media announcements that seek to quell demands for real, lasting reforms rather than deliver substantive changes for our communities.