Testimony on NYC's Policing Reform Process
The New York Civil Liberties Union submitted the following testimony regarding New York City’s police reform process.
The police killings of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Daniel Prude, and too many Black and Brown people sparked uprisings throughout the country and across the state. The mass mobilization of New Yorkers demanding justice for Black lives propelled New York lawmakers to finally act on long-overdue police reform measures to increase transparency and accountability. Important as these measures are, it is clear that reforms alone are not sufficient to address the structural and cultural problems inherent in law enforcement.