BxD Celebrates New York City Council Vote to Ensure Greater Police Transparency and Accountability


Michael Paul Jackson, The Bronx Defenders, mjackson@bronxdefenders.org 

New York, NY – Today, the New York City Council voted to override Mayor Adams’ veto of the How Many Stops Act. In response, Christine Rivera, Policy Counsel for The Bronx Defenders’ Criminal Defense Practice, issued the following statement: 

 “We are pleased that the City Council stood up for transparency in policing and overrode the mayor’s veto today. Accountability in policing will help keep Black, Latine, and immigrant communities safe, by requiring a detailed accounting of police activities, including street stops, investigative encounters, and consent searches. We celebrate all the directly impacted organizers who fought so hard to get us here. This is not the first win in the fight for police accountability, and it will not be the last. We must continue to demand that the city hold law enforcement accountable, and defend the health, safety, and well-being of all New Yorkers.”