The New York Police Department has announced the creation of a committee to “reimagine” policing efforts in the city and a series of public forums that aim to meet statewide reform mandates set in place by Gov. Andrew Cuomo.
“This is about reimagining, if you will, policing in New York City,” said Police Commissioner Dermot Shea. “How do we make policing more equitable, fair, without sacrificing public safety? It’s about moving into the 21st Century in a way never done before.”
While announcing the plans from police headquarters in Manhattan, Shea said the initiative has led to a partnership between the department, the New York Urban League, and anti-poverty nonprofit Robin Hood.
“Every New Yorker should feel confident that they can move about New York City with the assurance that our police officers are concerned with protecting them, and with treating them fairly should they find themselves interacting with the NYPD for whatever reason,”