CPR Statement Re: NYPD Unions’ Efforts to Intervene in Stop-and-Frisk Lawsuit
In response to police unions seeking legal standing in Floyd v. City of New York to appeal stop-and-frisk reforms, Communities United for Police Reform released the following statement from spokesperson Joo-Hyun Kang.
“New Yorkers voted in favor of stop-and-frisk reforms in a landslide election by choosing a mayor and citywide candidates with strong platforms in favor of reforms and against quota-driven policing that leads to civil rights violations. These unions’ decision to continue fighting against a remedial process that would unite our city and bring together affected communities with law enforcement and other stakeholders to develop solutions is counterproductive. It disrespects the experience of New Yorkers whose rights are routinely violated and fails to address the quota-driven pressures that officers regularly face.”
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.