Press Releases

Over 130 Feminist Leaders & Organizations Urge NYC Elected Officials to Take Swift Action on Police Reform to Provide Protections for Women

Women continue to experience gender-specific police abuses and impending Trump administration make local action even more urgent, and city should demonstrate leadership with action.

In letter to NYC Council Speaker Mark-Viverito, Public Safety Chair Gibson, and Women’s Caucus Co-Chairs Cumbo & Rosenthal, group encourages NYC’s women elected officials to lead efforts to pass Right to Know Act

A group of over 130 feminist leaders and organizations committed to the improvement of the lives of women (cisgender and transgender) and gender non-conforming (GNC) people urged New York City elected officials to pass key legislative police reforms to protect women and GNC people from police abuses.

de Blasio & O’Neill Tout November Crime Statistics, Continue Failing to Address Alleged Abuses & Misconduct during Month

As Mayor de Blasio and Commissioner O’Neill gave briefing on crime data from November, they continued to ignore alleged abuses and misconduct during month, including the police killing of Ariel Galarza just days after killing of Deborah Danner.

November 1 - NYPD Cop Found Guilty of Helping Bronx Drug Dealer Traffic Cocaine (New York Daily News)

CPR Responds to NYPD Killing of Ariel Galarza in the Bronx

In response to the NYPD killing Ariel Galarza in the Bronx by the use of a Taser, Communities United for Police Reform released the following statement from spokesperson Monifa Bandele.

“The NYPD’s killing of Ariel Galarza – another Bronx resident reportedly experiencing an emotional crisis within their own home, just two weeks after killing Deborah Danner – should make clear that simply new words by Mayor de Blasio and Commissioner O’Neill but with status quo actions are unacceptable. There is clearly a longstanding problem with the police department handling these incidents, and Tasers are not a safe weapon of force.

Community Leaders, Plaintiffs to Stop-and-Frisk Lawsuits Announce Process for Impacted Communities to Formally Participate in Court-Ordered Reform Process That Can Help End NYPD Abuses

Groups clarify that stop-and-frisk abuses have yet to be resolved, and urge New Yorkers most affected by NYPD abuses to engage in ongoing reform process through “Our Communities, Our Solutions” initiative.

As stop-and-frisk/NYPD abuses continue to impact New Yorkers, forums across NYC and online engagement launch to advance lasting solutions from communities through court-ordered reforms

CPR Responds to Attorney General Special Prosecutor Declining to Assume Investigation & Prosecution of Deborah Danner's Killing by NYPD

“We are disappointed and disagree with the decision by Attorney General Schneiderman and his special prosecutor unit to not assume responsibility for investigating and prosecuting this case, given what most New Yorkers see as an unjustifiable killing triggered by acknowledged violations of NYPD protocols. Any reckless actions and decisions by Sergeant Barry that led to Deborah Danner’s death – and actions of other officers on the scene which still remain unknown – call for thorough investigation and accountability to the law....

CPR Responds to NYPD Killing 66-Year-Old Deborah Danner

In response to the NYPD killing 66-year-old Bronx resident Deborah Danner on Tuesday night, Communities United for Police Reform released the following statement from spokesperson Monifa Bandele.

As de Blasio & O’Neill Give Monthly Crime Data Briefing, Reform Campaign Releases Month’s Compilation of Alleged Abuses & Misconduct

As Mayor de Blasio and NYPD Commissioner O’Neill give briefing on crime data from the last month and continue promoting “neighborhood policing,” media reports highlighting allegations and incidents of NYPD abuses, misconduct and lack of accountability continue.

Ramarley Graham's Family Files Request for City Hall & NYPD Records on Teen's Killing by Police

As New Questions, Inconsistencies about Ramarley Graham Killing Go Unanswered by de Blasio & NYPD’s Lack of Transparency, Family & Supporters Announce Request for City Hall & NYPD Records under State Law

Wide-ranging request demands information on 12+ NYPD officers/officials responsible for misconduct related to killing, abuses of family members & actions undermining investigation