Communities United for Police Reform Applauds the Assembly for Advancing #PoliceSTATAct Legislation
New York, NY – Communities United for Police Reform (CPR), a leading voice for racial justice and police accountability in New York City, released the following statement today following the passage of Police Stat Act [A5472A/S1830B] legislation out of the New York State Assembly’s Codes Committee.
“We applaud the Assembly for advancing the#PoliceSTATAct today. Abusive policing is the driving force of mass incarceration, immigrant detention/deportation and the school-to-prison pipeline - and criminal justice cannot be reformed without addressing abusive policing. Policy makers and the public need transparency of policing data to make informed decisions for the safety of New Yorkers and to decrease harms from decades of failed discriminatory and abusive policing. This legislation, part of the Safer NY Act, is key to expand police transparency and accountability throughout New York. We urge both the Assembly and the Senate to swiftly pass the Police STAT Act and Governor Cuomo to sign it,” said Andrea Colon, spokesperson for Communities United for Police Reform (CPR).
#PoliceSTATAct is part of The Safer NY Act, a package of state bills that would increase police transparency and accountability, and enhance public safety in communities across New York.
About Communities United for Police Reform
Communities United for Police Reform (CPR) is an unprecedented campaign to end discriminatory policing practices in New York, and to build a lasting movement that promotes public safety and policing practices based on cooperation and respect– not discriminatory targeting and harassment.
CPR brings together a movement of community members, lawyers, researchers and activists to work for change. The partners in this campaign come from all 5 boroughs, from all walks of life and represent many of those unfairly targeted the most by the NYPD. CPR is fighting for reforms that will promote community safety while ensuring that the NYPD protects and serves all New Yorkers.Topics: Safer NY Act