Press Releases

More than 50 Advocacy Organizations Call on Mayor de Blasio to Suspend Broken Windows Policing and Reduce NYPD Enforcement Actions as Coronavirus Spreads

New York, NY -- Today, more than 50 advocacy organizations involved in the Communities United for PoliceReform (CPR) coalition called on Mayor de Blasio to suspend all policing of low-level, broken windows offenses and reduce NYPD enforcement actions as coronavirus spreads.

Family of Antonio Williams, Man Killed by NYPD, Sues City of New York, Seeking Unedited Police Video and Other Records that May Explain His Wrongful Death

New York, NY— Today, the family of Antonio Williams, a man killed by the NYPD in September 2019, filed a special proceeding in New York State Supreme Court against the city, arguing that Williams’ wrongful death was caused by negligence and violation of his civil rights during a suspicious stop by the NYPD.

Police Accountability Advocates and NYC Council Members Call to Defund NYPD’s Role in Homelessness, Mental Health, Other Social Service Areas

New York – Today, at City Hall, members and leaders of Communities United for Police Reform (CPR), along with New York City Council Members and families whose loved ones have been killed by police officers, called for defunding the NYPD’s role in city government responses to homelessness, mental health, emotional distress,

Communities United for Police Reform responds to the Police Benevolent Association’s Lawsuit announced today

In response to the Police Benevolent Association’s lawsuit announced today in attempt to remove the Civilian Complaint Review Board’s (CCRB) charter amendments, Communities United for Police Reform has released the following statement from spokesperson Carolyn Martinez-Class:

Communities United for Police Reform responds to Governor Cuomo's State of the State and failure to address police violence

In response to New York Governor Andrew Cuomo’s 2020 State of The State address, Communities United for Police Reform released the following statement, which can be attributed to spokesperson Nahal Zamani:

"We’re disappointed in Governor Cuomo’s failure to address reducing police violence and improving police accountability and transparency in New York State.