THE COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF
On The New Changes at NYPD
I want to welcome Commissioner Dermot Shea as he takes on his new role as head of the New York Police Department. As Council Member of a largely working class district and a member of the Public Safety Committee, I want to take this moment to call for the preservation and continuation of hard won concessions in Criminal Justice reform, especially in the area of community relations throughout the City.
I want to call on the new Commissioner to continue the good work of the previous administration and to improve those areas that continue to be a challenge. In a City where approximately 67% of the population are people of color, it is time for the NYPD to create more opportunities for all, including for positions of top leadership and to promote Black, Latino and Asian officers.
We want to see a new leadership that does not criminalize poverty and that focuses on investing in creating opportunities for advancement to build paths to success for our youth.