NYPD commissioner announces plan for New Yorkers to voice community concerns

The NYPD is inviting New Yorkers to help reform the nation’s largest police department.

News 12 Staff

Oct 13, 2020, 11:48 PM

Updated 1,319 days ago

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The NYPD is inviting New Yorkers to help reform the nation’s largest police department. NYPD
Commissioner Dermot Shea announced a plan to hear concerns directly from community members in each of the five boroughs.
Shea is calling it a listening tour. It kicks off on Wednesday.
The tour will be making eight stops in all five boroughs over the next month. It aims to offer community members an opportunity to be part of a conversation that officials say they hope will shape police policy and reform in New York City.
Shea partnered with the leaders of several community-based organizations to gather feedback.
Some of those organizations include the CEOs of Robin Hood, the New York Urban League, and the Federation of Protestant Welfare Agencies.
They will ultimately use these meetings to guide their recommendations about how to make the NYPD more equitable toward the people it polices.
This comes after massive protests during the summer calling for change.
The listening sessions will happen on Mondays, Wednesdays and Friday evenings - starting tomorrow on Staten Island.
Police officials will partner with community organizers to get the word out and encourage people to take part.
The discussions will also be streamed live on Facebook, so community members can post comments and questions virtually.


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