Communities United for Police Reform Responds to Court Ruling in Stop-and-Frisk Case
STATEMENT FROM COMMUNITIES UNITED FOR POLICE REFORM
In response to the Second Circuit Court of Appeals’ ruling to grant the City of New York's request to withdraw its appeal, deny police unions’ appeal to intervene, and to lift the stay on remedies in Floyd v. City of New York, Communities United for Police Reform released the following statement from spokesperson Priscilla Gonzalez.
“Today's ruling rejects the police unions' baseless attempts to obstruct stop-and-frisk reforms. The decision puts us on the road forward to engage in a citywide process to identify concrete changes that will protect the constitutional and civil rights of all New Yorkers. The court-ordered reform process that can now move forward will be critical for achieving lasting reforms. New Yorkers who are directly impacted by stop-and-frisk abuses must play significant and formal roles in identifying solutions and evaluating outcomes.”
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.