NYCLU to New York City Council: Reject Mayor de Blasio’s Policing Plan

Affiliate: ACLU of New York
March 25, 2021 12:30 pm

Media Contact
125 Broad Street
18th Floor
New York, NY 10004
United States

NEW YORK –Today, the New York City Council will vote on a resolution to adopt Mayor de Blasio’s policing plan, which fails to alter the status quo of policing.

In response, New York Civil Liberties Union senior policy counsel Michael Sisitzky issued the following statement:

The Mayor’s plan is a far cry from the transformative change New Yorkers demanded in the streets and at the polls: it is, simply put, more of the same.

“The de Blasio administration has had since June to respond to the requirement to build a plan that would decrease the size, scope and power of the NYPD. Instead, they are laying a shoddy foundation for future reform that privileges NYPD input over the voices of Black and Latinx communities that have been afflicted by police abuse for far too long.

“The City Council should reject the Mayor’s plan, and return to the real work of reducing the impact of police violence by investing in communities.”

Every month, you'll receive regular roundups of the most important civil rights and civil liberties developments. Remember: a well-informed citizenry is the best defense against tyranny.

Learn More About the Issues in This Press Release