After meeting with incoming New York City police commissioner Bill Bratton last Thursday, Communities United for Police Reform is releasing a report today, outlining policy priorities intended to help the incoming Mayor-elect de Blasio fulfill his campaign pledges on safety and policing.
Specifically, the report urges Bratton to reject “strategies that rely on discrimination,” such as stop-and-frisk quotas and the surveillance of Muslims. The report also calls on de Blasio to discontinue the Bloomberg administration’s legal challenges to the Floyd decision, which would implement a federal monitor for the NYPD, as well as the Community Safety Act ban on racial profiling. Sources previously indicated before the election that de Blasio would consider dropping the city’s legal challenge.
The spirit of the report is also to increase transparency in the department, something that both de Blasio and Bratton emphasized when Bratton was introduced two weeks ago. To that end, the document makes note of a separate report issued by de Blasio as public advocate that gave the NYPD an “F” for failing to obey Freedom of Information Law requests and make records public.