CPR Announcements

CPR Releases Statement on Speaker Christine Quinn's Public Safety Speech

Communities United for Police Reform released a statement in response to New York City Council Speaker Christine Quinn’s announcement on April 24, 2013 that she will not support an amended version of the anti-profiling bill – Intro 800 – of the Community Safety Act pending in the City Council. For the complete statement, click here.

CPR Holds Leadership Development Institute, January 2013

In January 2013, CPR launched the first Leadership Development Institute (LDI) to build the capacity of directly affected communities to hold the NYPD accountable. The LDI trained almost 30 individual members from nine organizations to conduct Know Your Rights workshops in their communities. Knowing our rights is the first step in protecting ourselves from discriminatory and abusive policing.

CPR Members Testify at City Hall in Support of the Community Safety Act

Photo of CPR representatives testifying before City Council

On October 10, New Yorkers from across the city testified before members of the City Council at a legislative hearing on the four bills (Intros 799, 800, 801 and 881) comprising the Community Safety Act. Over 30 CPR members, supporters and partners gave testimony and answered questions from council members on the need for reform and oversight of the NYPD.

NY City Council to Hold Hearings on Stop-Question-and-Frisk Practice of NYPD


On September 24, the New York City Council announced two community hearings to be held by the Council Committee on Civil Rights in Brooklyn and Queens to provide the public with opportunities to submit testimony on the NYPD’s practice of stop, question and frisk. Communities United for Police Reform encourages all New Yorkers concerned about ending the discriminatory and abusive policies and practices of the NYPD to attend.

NY City Council to Hold Hearing on Community Safety Act

On September 24, the New York City Council announced an initial hearing to be held by the Public Safety Committee on the four bills (Intros 799, 800, 801 and 881) that comprise the Community Safety Act, and hearings by the Council's Civil Rights Committee on the NYPD's stop, question and frisk practices.  Collectively, the four Community Safety Act bills will reform discriminatory, abusive and unlawful policing practices, and create greater accountability and transparency of the NYPD.  The Community Safet

Latino Leaders Gather at City Hall to Call for Police Reform and Passage of Community Safety Act

Latino Leaders on steps of City Hall call for NYPD reform

On Monday September 24, Latino leaders, including Congressional, State and City elected officials, community, labor and faith representatives gathered on the steps of City Hall to demand reform of discriminatory policing practices in New York City including stop and frisk, call for passage of the Community Safety Act package of bills currently before the New York City Council, and encourage New Yorkers to attend the Rally and Advocacy Day for Community Safety on Thursday, September 27.