NY Amsterdam News: Police reforms locked in place, but nobody’s happy

“But Justine Olderman, executive director of The Bronx Defenders, deemed the final plan empty and toothless.

“This weak and unimaginative plan will do nothing to address the NYPD’s endemic racism, nor will it reduce the footprint of policing in communities of color,” said Olderman. “Instead, the proposals funnel more funding towards failed policing strategies and will increase the control and power of the NYPD. More fundamentally, the city’s decision to ignore the voices of communities—in favor of a process controlled by the NYPD and defined by a lack of transparency— makes clear that the purpose of this process was never reimagination of policing but rather reinvestment in the status quo.”

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