Tucker's Appointment Must Come With Real Changes to NYPD

Bratton and Tucker Must Prove Ray Kelly Wrong and Deliver Real Reform

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).



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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