Citizens Union in 2008 comprehensively reviewed New York City's policies and procedures governing the handling of alleged police misconduct and…
June 8, 2018 - Group condemns NYPD’s misuse of state law 50-a with frequently changing and new interpretations, urge Mayor de Blasio to support concrete policy reform that repeals state law.
Citizens Union (CU) urges the enactment of laws and adoption of new rules and regulations that will strengthen the accountability of the New York Police Department to the public and consequently improve the relationship between the New York Police Department (NYPD) and the public.
January 21, 2015 - Supports legislative and executive pay commission and urges deliberative review of police accountability reforms.
December 10, 2014 - Changes needed to public oversight of police misconduct and criminal justice system.
August 26, 2013 - Urges mayoral candidates to make clear what specific policies would be put in place to ensure stop and frisk practice complies with judge’s ruling and federal monitor.
March 28, 2012 - Large number of CCRB substantiated cases in which recommended penalties are downgraded. Agreement will bring greater independence and transparency to the handling of police misconduct.
February 19, 2010 - Move is heralded, but more independence and permanence are needed. Clear definition of work’s Scope and proper funding of CCRB are key to initiative’s success.
July 29, 2009 - New Council Bill Would Improve Independence and Public Confidence in Civilian Complaint Oversight System.
April 15, 2008 - Supports CCRB assumption of prosecutorial role, expanded range of penalties, and establishing CCPC's enhanced role and permanence among eleven recommendations. Good Government Group believes reforms will increase accountability, transparency and strengthen public confidence in system of police discipline.