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The collaborative was formed as a result of Governor Andrew Cuomo's executive order directing municipalities to formulate plans for police reform by April 1st, 2021, or risk losing state funding.
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The Albany Policing Reform and Reinvention Collaborative continues to meet as it works to develop a plan to modernize policing in the city.

Albany Police Chief Eric Hawkins fields reporters' questions at police HQ.
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Albany’s mayor, police chief and common council members representing wards impacted by the violence held a press conference Friday at police headquarters to urge an end to a rash of shootings.

Albany City Hall, June 4, 4pm
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As Albany city hall was sending out a news release about the mayor and police chief hosting weekly conversations with residents, protesters swarmed a Common Council press conference this afternoon just steps from the mayor’s office.

"Red X"  house along Albany's Delaware Street.
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In mid-December, a national report heard on this station showed Albany has some of the biggest inequities among children living in different neighborhoods. WAMC's Capital Region Bureau Chief Dave Lucas garnered reactions from local officials.

Eric Hawkins chats with Councilwoman Ginnie Farrell prior to Tuesday night's meeting in City Hall.
WAMC photo by Dave Lucas

It's official: Albany's new police chief is Eric Hawkins, who was confirmed Tuesday night by the Common Council.

WAMC photo by Dave Lucas

With a resounding victory in the Democratic primary, Albany Mayor Kathy Sheehan is highly likely to earn a second term. But  it appears several new faces could be joining Albany’s Common Council.

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The last of a series of neighborhood meetings about implicit bias was held last night at Albany’s Jewish Community Center.