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CPR Statement Re: Dr. Jeffrey Fagan’s Expert Report on Stop-and-Frisk released by the Center for Constitutional Rights

Communities United for Police Reform (CPR) released the following statement today from spokesperson Joo-Hyun Kang on Dr. Jeffrey Fagan’s expert report analyzing NYPD stop-and-frisk data from January 2010 to June 2012 that was released by the Center for Constitutional Rights.

“The report by Dr. Fagan that Center for Constitutional Rights released today confirms that discriminatory stop-and-frisk practices continue within our city and that the NYPD has violated the rights of thousands of New Yorkers over the last two years. New Yorkers deserve the right to walk down the street without being victimized by those responsible for protecting and serving them. While the decrease in stops in the most recently passed quarter is an important step in the right direction, it is certainly not enough, and doesn’t excuse the abuse of thousands of New Yorkers who have been and are still being unlawfully stopped. The City Council should pass the Community Safety Act to ensure systemic change and help end discriminatory profiling, illegal searches and other abuses that New Yorkers continue to face every day because of unlawful and unnecessary interactions with the police.”

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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