Press Releases

Gwen Carr And Petitioners Respond To Court Order On Discovery and Witnesses In Judicial Inquiry

NYS Supreme Court Justice Erika M. Edwards issued an order for discovery in the historic judicial inquiry into Eric Garner’s killing. The judicial inquiry will investigate the violations and neglect of duties by Mayor de Blasio and other City officials regarding the killing of Mr. Garner, their failure to conduct thorough investigations and discipline all NYPD officers responsible for misconduct, and the related cover-up.

Days After Anniversary of Eric Garner’s Killing, Gwen Carr and Organizers Call on Mayor de Blasio to Stop Blocking Transparency in Judicial Inquiry

Justice Erika M. Edwards says the City will be ordered to provide documents and records as a part of discovery in the case

Yesterday, New York State Supreme Court Justice Erika M.

Win: Court Denies De Blasio Appeal of Judicial Inquiry into Eric Garner’s Killing, Refusal to Discipline All Officers, And Related Cover-Up

Today, the Appellate Division, First Department of the NYS Supreme Court denied the City of New York's appeal of the historic judicial inquiry into Eric Garner’s killing. The judicial inquiry is aimed at investigating the violations and neglect of duties by Mayor de Blasio and other City officials regarding the killing of Mr. Garner, failure to conduct thorough investigations and discipline for misconduct, and the related cover-up.

Gwen Carr, Organizers Call for Mayor de Blasio and Other Top Officials to Testify in Judicial Inquiry

Lawyers for Gwen Carr and other petitioners in the historic judicial inquiry into Eric Garner’s killing, and subsequent cover-up, submitted a brief to Justice Erika M. Edwards of the NYS Supreme Court detailing why certain witnesses, such as Mayor de Blasio, former NYPD Commissioner O’Neill and other high-ranking NYC officials should be made to testify in court as part of the inquiry. The judicial inquiry is aimed at investigating the violations and neglect of duties by Mayor de Blasio, Commissioner O’Neill, and other City officials regarding to the killing of Mr. Garner and other related topics such as the falsifying of arrest records and the leaking of confidential information.

Family Of Antonio Williams, Elected Officials, Call On Mayor De Blasio To Stop Hiding Evidence In Killing Of Antonio Williams

Today, the family of Antonio Williams, the Justice Committee, Communities United for Police Reform organized a rally with City Council Members Brad Lander, Antonio Reynoso and others to announce the filing of an Article 78 lawsuit to force the City to turn over critical information and evidence related to the NYPD killing of Antonio Williams.

Gwen Carr and Organizers Demand Mayor de Blasio Drop the Appeal of Historic Investigation into Eric Garner’s Killing

Gwen Carr, mother of Eric Garner, Communities United for Police Reform, and the Justice Committee call for Mayor de Blasio to once again drop the appeal of the historic judicial inquiry into Eric Garner’s killing and release all the necessary records and documents related to the killing, following yesterday's discovery conference before Justice Erika M. Edwards of the New York State Supreme Court in Carr v. de Blasio.

Statement: #NYCBudgetJustice Campaign Slams City Council Vote That Prioritizes NYPD Over Community Investment

Communities United for Police Reform (CPR) and the #NYCBudgetJustice campaign of more than 200 national and local organizations, called on the City Council to vote against a FY22 budget that increases money to the NYPD instead of redirecting money to non-police safety solutions.

New Yorkers, Elected Officials, Rally To Demand City Council Vote No On City Budget That Increases NYPD Funding

The #NYCBudgetJustice coalition, with families of New Yorkers killed by police, Communities United for Police Reform (CPR) members and partners, and elected officials held a rally and press conference to call on City Council members to vote against the FY22 budget that increases the NYPD’s bloated $6 billion expense budget, as compared to the FY21 budget adopted last June.

New Policy Report, “Path To A Safe, Healthy And Just Recovery: Cut NYPD’s Budget & Invest In Communities” Provides Budget Demands To Create A Thriving NYC

Today, Communities United for Police Reform (CPR), the lead organization of the historic #NYCBudgetJustice campaign, released a policy report, Path to a Safe, Healthy, and Just Recovery: Cut NYPD’s Budget & Invest in Communities, calling for a reduction in the NYPD’s budget, scope, and size, and reallocation of funds to non-police health and safety strategies in New York City’s FY22 budget. Last year, Mayor de Blasio and Speaker Corey Johnson pedaled a $1 billion lie—that the NYPD’s budget would be cut by $1 billion in FY21—but that never happened, and CPR’s report details the extent of these fake cuts, as well as communities’ demands for the FY22 budget.

New Yorkers Demand City Council Last Year’s Promises of Cuts to NYPD's Budget & Reallocation Of Funds To Non-Police Health & Safety Solutions

Today, Communities United for Police Reform (CPR) members, Brooklyn Movement Center, Citizen Action of NY, DRUM, Girls for Gender Equity, Jews for Racial & Economic Justice, Justice Committee, Make the Road New York, VOCAL-NY, and NYC Council Member Brad Lander, and others held a rally and press conference as part of the #NYCBudgetJustice campaign. Organizers, activists, and elected officials called on the City Council to:

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