Press Releases

Racial Disparities in Recent Violent Police Incidents and Arrests Show that Mayor de Blasio Must Remove the NYPD Immediately from Social Distancing Enforcement, and Cut the NYPD's Bloated Budget

New York – Leaders of Communities United for Police Reform (CPR) today said racial disparities in recent violent police incidents and arrests during the COVID-19 pandemic show that Mayor de Blasio must remove the NYPD immediately from social distancing enforcement, and cut the NYPD's bloated, almost $6 billion budget.

More than 110 Organizations Call on Mayor de Blasio and Speaker Johnson to Cut the NYPD’s Budget, Redirect Resources to City Agencies that Can Help Communities Hit Hardest by COVID-19

Today, more than 110 organizations, brought together by Communities United for Police Reform (CPR), called on New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio and City Council Speaker Corey Johnson to cut the NYPD budget, in order to protect and redirect resources to core social service/safety net programs run by other city agencies that will be essential for communities hit hardest by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Reduce Policing to Slow the Spread of COVID-19: Medical Professionals, Healthcare Advocates, and Elected Officials Demand Action from Mayor de Blasio and NYPD

In a candid letter today, 200 medical providers and public health advocates urged Mayor Bill de Blasio and the NYPD to reduce policing as part of the city’s effort to stop the spread of COVID-19. They warned that police officers may be spreading the lethal disease in unnecessary interactions with New Yorkers in public spaces. 

Police Accountability Advocates Call for Disciplinary Charges and Firing of NYPD Officers Caught on Video Threatening New Yorker in Distress

Today, Communities United for Police Reform (CPR), the largest and most diverse coalition of New Yorkers committed to increasing police accountability, called for disciplinary charges and firing of two NYPD officers who were recently caught on video using their patrol car’s megaphone to threaten, harass, and curse at a distressed pedestrian in Manhattan.

More than 50 Advocacy Organizations Call on Mayor de Blasio to Suspend Broken Windows Policing and Reduce NYPD Enforcement Actions as Coronavirus Spreads

New York, NY -- Today, more than 50 advocacy organizations involved in the Communities United for PoliceReform (CPR) coalition called on Mayor de Blasio to suspend all policing of low-level, broken windows offenses and reduce NYPD enforcement actions as coronavirus spreads.