Press Releases

WIN: Second Circuit Affirms District Court Decision, Police Misconduct And Disciplinary Records Must Be Disclosed

Today, the Second Circuit Court of Appeals denied the New York City police unions’ (along with corrections and fire unions’) attempt to stop the City of New York from releasing officer misconduct and discipline records to the public following the June 2020 repeal of the police secrecy law 50-a, by the New York State Legislature.

Communities United for Police Reform Responds To City Council Package of Policing Bills

The New York City Council plans to introduce a package of policing bills in response to Governor Cuomo’s executive order 203, requiring municipalities in New York State to put forward police “reform and reinvention” plans by April 1st. 

Redefining Community Safety Town Halls And Forums Launch To Counter Mayor De Blasio’s Failed Police Reform Process

Groups say New Yorkers should determine safety priorities, not the NYPD

New York - Today, Communities United for Police Reform (CPR) members and partners will begin a series of virtual town halls and other events called Redefining Community Safety in response to Mayor de Blasio’s failures and his decision to allow the NYPD to lead and control New York City’s proce

Communities United For Police Reform Responds To Mayor De Blasio’s 2021 State Of The City Address

 Today, Mayor Bill de Blasio gave his annual State of the City address. Below is Communities United for Police Reform’s response to the Mayor’s speech and the policies he has prioritized for the upcoming year.

Oral Arguments Conclude In Second Circuit On Police Unions’ Latest Attempt To Block Release Of Police Misconduct Records

Today, the Second Circuit Court of Appeals heard arguments in the case brought by New York City police unions (along with corrections and fire unions) to stop the City of New York from releasing officer misconduct and discipline records to the public following the June 2020 repeal of the police secrecy law 50-a, by the New York State Legislature.

Family Of Delrawn Small Responds To News That NYPD Will Stop Blocking Disciplinary Hearing For Officer Wayne Isaacs

New York, NY – This evening, the family of Delrawn Small, who was killed by off-duty NYPD officer Wayne Isaacs in 2016, learned that the NYPD has agreed to serve disciplinary charges on Isaacs that were substantiated by the Civilian Complaint Review Board (CCRB) in October 2020.  Below is a statement from Victoria Davis and Victor

Statement: Communities United For Police Reform Applauds Attorney General Letitia James On Lawsuit Against The NYPD

Today, New York Attorney General Letitia James announced a lawsuit against the NYPD for their abuse and violence apparent in the protests following George Floyd's and Breonna Taylor's killings last year. Below is Communities United for Police Reform's response:

STATEMENT: Communities United for Police Reform Responds to Governor Cuomo’s 2021 State of the State Address

Today, Governor Andrew Cuomo gave his annual State of the State address.  Below is Communities United for Police Reform’s response to the Governor’s speech and the policies he has prioritized for the upcoming year.

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