Communities United for Police Reform to Bratton: Your New Plan is Misguided and Offensive
Communities United for Police Reform, a leading voice for NYPD reform, today slammed NYPD Commissioner Bratton for announcing so-called changes that will continue to deepen the divide between police officers and local communities:
"Initial reports of Commissioner Bratton's plans suggest the opposite of progress. His demands for a more militarized police force that would use counter-terrorism tactics against protestors are deeply misguided and frankly offensive. We need an NYPD that is more accountable to New Yorkers and that stops criminalizing our communities, especially when people are taking to the streets to voice legitimate concerns about discriminatory and abusive policing. Despite growing evidence that discriminatory broken windows is a failed and harmful policing strategy, Commissioner Bratton stubbornly continues to defend and expand it,” said Priscilla Gonzalez, Organizing Director of Communities United for Police Reform.