CPR Announcements

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.

Video Introduction to the Community Safety Act

Want to know more about the Community Safety Act? Watch this short video introduction created by CPR member NYCLU working together with Picture the Homeless, the Center for Constitutional Rights, Malcolm X Grassroots Movement, Streetwise and Safe, and the Muslim American Civil Liberties Union. CPR is holding a rally on September 27 to call for passage of the Community Safety Act. For more info, click here.

October 9 Deadline for Claims in $15M “Loitering” Settlement Against NYPD

In February 2012, CPR member The Bronx Defenders and Emery Celli Brinckerhoff & Abady LLP settled a federal class action requiring New York City to pay $15 million to approximately 22,000 New Yorkers who were illegally charged with violations by the New York City Police Department under unconstitutional “loitering” statutes between 1983 and this year. The NYPD continued to enforce these void statutes for decades after New York state and federal courts had struck down these laws in the 1980s and 1990s, on First Amendment and other constitutional grounds.

Stop-and-Frisk Lawsuit - Been stopped and/or frisked illegally by the NYPD since January 2005?

Oct 1, 2012 deadline to submit surveys if you have been unjustly stopped by the NYPD since January 2005!  The Center for Constitutional Rights (CCR), a member of Communitied United for Police Reform, is currently litigating, along with its co-counsel, a federal class-action lawsuit called Floyd v. City of New York, challenging the New York City Police Department’s illegal stop-and-frisk practices.

September 27: Rally for NYPD Accountability & Community Safety

September 27 Rally Flyer

On Thursday, September 27 Communities United for Police Reform (CPR) member, supporter and partner organizations will hold an Advocacy Day at City Hall to highlight the harm that stop-and-frisk abuses and related discriminatory policing practices have on communities.  We will also be advocating for the passage of the Community Safety Act, a NYC Council legislative package reform package that aims to secure real NYPD accountability and transparency.

6/28/2012 - Joint Statement Regarding Mayor Bloomberg and Police Commissioner Kelly’s Response to the Criticism of Stop-and-Frisk

Communities United for Police Reform (CPR) released the following joint statement today with 1199 SEIU, 32BJ SEIU, LatinoJustice PRLDEF, National Gay and Lesbian Task Force Action Fund, and the Retail, Wholesale and Department Store Union.

June 17, 2012 - CPR joined thousands for Father’s Day Silent March to End NYPD Racial Profiling and “Stop-and-Frisk” abuse

CPR Marching, photo by YR Kim
Close to 1,000 members and supporters of Communities United for Police Reform (CPR) joined thousands of other New Yorkers in the Father’s Day Silent March down Fifth Avenue to call for an end to racial profiling and stop-and-frisk abuses by the NYPD. The CPR contingent spanned over two blocks as we marched down Fifth Avenue, with members from throughout the five boroughs of New York City.

6/13/12: Press conference to introduce legislation for oversight of the NYPD

6/13/2012:  Communities United for Police Reform (CPR) will be joining Council Members Jumaane Williams and Brad Lander and a diverse group of organizations today to announce the introduction of legislation to reform oversight of the NYPD. The landmark legislation would establish independent oversight of the police department by creating an Inspector General for the police department. The Office of the Inspector General would have subpoena power and all authority necessary to conduct reviews of police policies, practices, programs and operations.