Join CCR on the steps of City Hall to oppose the City’s request that remedies to reform the NYPD’s stop and frisk practices be delayed. Labor organizations, community groups, and others will describe how a stay of the relief process in CCR’s federal class action suit, Floyd, et al. v. City of New York, is bad for the community and why the process should move forward.
Where: New York City Hall, Manhattan (J/M/4/5/6 to Brooklyn Bridge/Fulton St)
When: Monday, October 7th at 12:00 noon
Several weeks ago, the federal trial court in Manhattan denied the City’s request for a stay of the Court’s remedial order in Floyd. The order required the appointment of an independent monitor to help develop and implement a series of reforms, including changes to the NYPD’s training, discipline, supervision, and monitoring practices, a one-year pilot program of body worn cameras to be implemented in police precincts with the highest numbers of stops, and a community driven process to identify additional reforms. The City has since filed another motion to stay the reform process, this time in the Second Circuit Court of Appeals. CCR will oppose the City’s motion on Monday, October 7th.
Floyd et al. v. City of New York was brought on behalf of the millions of New Yorkers illegally stopped by the NYPD over the past eight years and was the first – and largest – federal class action lawsuit challenging the NYPD’s stop and frisk practices. In August, United States District Court Judge Shira A. Scheindlin found that the NYPD has engaged in a widespread practice of unconstitutional and racially discriminatory stops and frisks. Join us to help ensure changes are underway!