Transparency in policing is necessary for democracy.
With nationwide calls for reform following police killings of unarmed people and the Trump administration’s support for policing tactics that target immigrants and communities of color, it is more important than ever that New York be a safe haven.
But in New York, there is currently no statewide reporting of police activity or even the number of people who are killed during a law enforcement encounter -- because there is no state or federal requirement to do so.
It’s time for transparency. TAKE ACTION: Demand state leaders pass the Police-STAT Act.