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Communities United for Police Reform to Bratton: Your New Plan is Misguided and Offensive

Police Reform Advocates Slammed NYPD Commissioner Bratton Today for Refusing to Move Beyond Broken Windows Policing

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.


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.
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