Press Releases

Gwen Carr & Racial Justice Organizers Call on Mayor de Blasio to Drop the Appeal and Fire Officers Involved in Eric Garner’s Killing After Appeals Court Denies City's Bid to Stay Judicial Inquiry

This morning, in a rare move, the New York State Appellate Division – First Department denied the de Blasio administration's request to stay a historic judicial inquiry into violations and neglect of duty by top NYPD and City officials—including Mayor de Blasio—related to the killing of Eric Garner. The court ruled that the inquiry may proceed.

Mayor de Blasio Continues to Hide Critical Information Related to Killing of Eric Garner 6.5+ Years Later

Last week, lawyers for Gwen Carr, mother of Eric Garner, and other petitioners, asked that the City of New York turn over documents and records as part of discovery in a 

Statement: Family and Activists Respond to NYPD Officers’ Baseless Legal Attempt to Block CCRB Prosecution in the Killing of Delrawn Small

Wayne Isaacs, the NYPD officer who killed Delrawn Small in 2016, is suing to prevent the Civilian Complaint Review Board (CCRB) from prosecuting his case. Isaacs filed an Article 78 petition, attempting to stop any further investigation into his misconduct related to the killing of Delrawn Small.

CPR Blasts Part 2 of Mayor de Blasio’s Illegitimate and Dangerous Police Reform Plan, Calling it the “Expand NYPD Funding & Power Plan”

Mayor de Blasio released the second part of his proposed police ‘reform and reinvention’ plan, in response to Governor Cuomo’s executive order 203 mandating municipalities to submit plans to New York State by April 1st. Just like the first part of the Mayor’s plan, part two proposes more cosmetic reforms that will do nothing to reduce police violence or increase safety.

CPR Slams Release of NYPD Database That Continues to Hide the Majority of Officer Misconduct and Discipline

Today, the NYPD released a dashboard that includes limited NYPD officer misconduct and discipline and continues to conceal critical information that can be made public under the repeal of 50-a. The database, the contents of which include only information about incidents where the NYPD commissioner has imposed a final guilty finding in administrative charges, does not include what is believed to be the vast majority of misconduct and discipline records, including for racial and other discriminatory profiling, most police sexual abuse and other misconduct by NYPD officers.

CPR Slams Mayor de Blasio’s Illegitimate & Dangerous Police Reform Plan

Today, Mayor de Blasio released his proposed police ‘reform and reinvention’ plan, in response to Governor Cuomo’s executive order 203 mandating municipalities to submit plans to New York State by April 1st.

Second Circuit Court Lifts Stay, Last Obstacle in Release of Police Misconduct and Discipline Records Cleared

Today, the Second Circuit Court of Appeals once again cleared the way for NYPD officer misconduct and discipline records to be released to the public, as per the repeal of 50-a last year, by clarifying that their February 16th decision 

Gwen Carr, Advocates, Call on Mayor de Blasio to Stop Blocking Transparency and Drop the Appeal in Judicial Inquiry into NYPD Killing of Eric Garner

New York, NY – Lawyers for Mayor de Blasio and the NYPD are maneuvering once again to delay a public judicial inquiry into the violations and neglect of duty by Mayor de Blasio, and top NYPD and city officials, rela