CPR Statement Re: Federal court decision ruling NYPD’s Clean Halls program unconstitutional
Communities United for Police Reform (CPR) released the following statement today from spokesperson Joo-Hyun Kang on Judge Shira Scheindlin’s decision ruling the NYPD’s Clean Halls program unconstitutional in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.
“Today’s ruling confirms what New Yorkers across this city have repeatedly been expressing: Mayor Bloomberg and Commissioner Kelly’s continued defense of discriminatory NYPD practices has shown an unacceptable disregard for the civil rights of New Yorkers. It is unfortunate that our communities are forced to depend on the courts for accountability. This is just another example of why we need serious systemic reforms and the City Council should pass the Community Safety Act.”
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.