Governor Cuomo Requires New York Police Reform

NEW YORK CITY – Governor Cuomo Thursday signed an Executive Order – the ‘New York State Police Reform and Reinvention Collaborative’- requiring local police agencies, including the NYPD, to develop a plan that reinvents and modernizes police strategies and programs in their community based on community input. Each police agency’s reform plan must address policies, procedures, practices and deployment, including, but not limited to use of force. Joining the Governor for the bill signing were: Rev. Al Sharpton, Senate Majority Leader Andrea Stewart-Cousins, Assembly Leader Carl Heastie, Valerie Bell, the mother of Sean Bell; Gwen Carr, the mother of Eric Garner; and Hazel N. Dukes is President of the NAACP New York State Conference.

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