Press Releases

CPR Statement: Mayor Adams uses ghost guns to continue fear-mongering to further policing agenda

Communities United for Police Reform calls for lasting safety solutions, not fear tactics as cover to flood communities of color with police

The following is a statement from Monifa Bandele, member of Malcolm X Grassroots Movement, on behalf of Communities United for Police Reform in response to Mayor Adams’ latest press antics seeking to excuse his administration’s commitment to investing in police over communities. This time ghost guns are his tool to scare New Yorkers.

Statement: Gwen Carr & Petitioners Respond to Final Hearing of Judicial Inquiry in Eric Garner’s Killing, Calling for Firing of Officers Who Engaged In Misconduct

Today, the New York State Supreme Court held its final hearing in Carr v. de Blasio, the historic judicial inquiry into violations and neglect of duty by New York City and NYPD officials, related to the 2014 NYPD killing of Eric Garner and subsequent cover-up.  

Statement: CPR Responds to Mayor Adams’ Budget

Today, the Communities United for Police Reform released their official statement on Mayor Eric Adams’ Budget by Keli Young (she/her), spokesperson for Communities United for Police Reform:

CPR Statement in response to Shooting Incident in Sunset Park, Brooklyn

Below is a statement from Communities United for Police Reform spokesperson, Rama Issa-Ibrahim, in response to the April 12, 2022 mass shooting incident in Sunset Park, Brooklyn.

Family Members of Delrawn Small and Dozens of Elected Officials and Racial Justice Organizations Call on Mayor Adams & NYPD Commissioner Sewell to Reject Police Union’s Effort to Block Discipline Proceeding in 2016 Brooklyn Police Killing

Group announced letters from twenty-six elected officials and dozens of racial justice groups, following recent news that police union attorneys representing Officer Wayne Isaacs made a formal request to prevent the Civilian Complaint Review Board (CCRB) from advancing discipline proceedings against Isaacs

Today, Delrawn Small’s siblings, Public Advocate Jumaane Williams, Brooklyn Borough President Antonio Reynoso, City Cou

Mayor’s Embrace of Discredited Broken Windows Policing an Invitation for Violence and Criminalization

Communities United for Police Reform Issues Warning After Mayor Adams Tells NYPD to Embrace Giuliani and Bloomberg Approach

In response to the NYPD’s renewed focus on broken windows policing and Mayor Adams’ purported comments embracing b

Mayor’s Embrace of Discredited Broken Windows Policing an Invitation for Violence and Criminalization

Communities United for Police Reform Issues Warning After Mayor Adams Tells NYPD to Embrace Giuliani and Bloomberg Approach

In response to the NYPD’s renewed focus on broken windows policing and Mayor Adams’ purported comments embracing b

Over 75 Grassroots Organizations, Community Groups, and Legal Advocates Demand Mayor Adams Immediately Halt Plans to Expand NYPD’s Power and Scope

In a letter, organizations call for an end to Mayor Adams’ “Neighborhood Safety Teams” and other proposals that will put more police on the street 

Today, over 75 organizations sent a letter to Mayor Eric Adams and the New York City Council ahead of the Mayor’s trip to Washington to share his new and deeply regressive “Blueprint to End Gun Violence” with Congress. The letter details community demands to address violence by using real public health solutions through investments in communities and called for an end to Mayor Adams’ proposals that expand policing and further criminalize Black, Latinx, and other New Yorkers of color. The letter, organized by Communities United for Police Reform, included signatories from all five boroughs and a wide range of organizations specializing in community organizing, civil rights, youth development, and interpersonal violence reduction.

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