Tucker's Appointment Must Come With Real Changes to NYPD
New York, NY – Today, Communities United for Police Reform (CPR), a leading voice for change of the NYPD, released the following statement on the appointment of Benjamin Tucker as NYPD First Deputy Commissioner:
“Benjamin Tucker will be judged by whether he takes action to change NYPD for the better. New Yorkers want to see concrete reform at the NYPD, not a continuation of discriminatory broken windows policing from prior administrations. Ray Kelly noted this week that the NYPD currently looks the same as it did before de Blasio was elected. Bratton, Tucker and other senior leadership at the NYPD must focus on ensuring that officers are not treated as above the law when they brutalize civilians. They must end discriminatory practices such as unlawful searches, racially-biased marijuana arrests and hyper-enforcement of minor infractions in communities of color,” said Priscilla Gonzalez, a spokeswoman for Communities United for Police Reform (CPR).