Press Releases

Communities United for Police Reform Responds to Governor Kathy Hochul’s State of the State Address

Following Governor Kathy Hochul’s first State of the State address, Communities United for Police Reform (CPR’s) released the following statement from Kesi Foster, Spokesperson for CPR

New NYPD Commissioner Must Listen to New Yorker’s Demands and Leave Failed Policing Strategies in the Past

Today Mayor-Elect Eric Adams formally announced that Keechant Sewell will serve as the next NYPD Commissioner.

In response to Mayor-Elect Adams’ announcement, Communities United for Police Reform issued the following statement from spokesperson Mark Winston Griffith: 

Retiring NYPD Commissioner Dermot Shea’s Tenure Marked by Routine Failure to Discipline and Fire Officers for Misconduct

Yesterday, it was reported that NYPD Commissioner Dermot Shea filed for retirement from the NYPD, effective December 31, 2021. Below is a response from Anthonine Pierre (she/her) of the Brooklyn Movement Center and spokesperson for Communities United for Police Reform

Family of Kawaski Trawick Demands CCRB and NYPD Schedule Trial for NYPD Officers Brendan Thompson and Herbert Davis Following Charges Served

Today, the family of Kawaski Trawick is calling on the CCRB and the NYPD to schedule discipline trials for Brendan Thompson and Herbert Davis, who killed Kawaski while he was cooking in his apartment.

Statement: Gwen Carr Responds To NYPD Officers’ And Officials’ Statements In Garner Judicial Inquiry

Today, NYPD Officer Mark Ramos was the third witness, in addition to Deputy Commissioner Joseph Reznick and Officer Justin Damico, who has been invited by the court to make a statement following qu

Gwen Carr Responds To Court Conference In Judicial Inquiry Into Eric Garner’s Killing

Once-in-a-century judicial inquiry to begin on October 25

Following a court conference in the historic judicial inquiry into Mayor de Blasio’s and other top City officials’ violations and neglect of duty related to the killing of Eric Garner, Gwen Carr, mother of Eric Garner, the Justice Committee, and Communities United for Police Reform held a virtual media availability.

Family Of Antonio Williams Demand That Mayor De Blasio And The NYPD Stop Hiding Critical Information And Fire Officers

Today, the family of Antonio Williams,  the Justice Committee, and Communities United for Police Reform are demanding Mayor de Blasio and the NYPD fire the NYPD officers who killed Antonio Williams in 2019 and stop hiding critical information related to the killing. Lawyers for the Williams family filed a brief yesterday opposing the City’s and the NYPD’s baseless attempts to keep critical information about the NYPD killing of Antonio Williams hidden.

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