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Police Reform and Reinvention Collaborative

Resident delivers comments during Sullivan County public hearing on draft police reform plan, March 26, 2021
Courtesy of Sullivan County government/screenshot by WAMC, Allison Dunne

A committee of the Sullivan County legislature held a public hearing Friday on the county’s draft police reform report. There is a second public hearing Tuesday morning, two days before plans are due to the state.

Most municipalities in the region have finalized and submitted their police reform plans to New York state, as the April 1st deadline nears.

Westchester County Executive George Latimer et al. discuss Police Reform and Reimagining Task Force Report & Recommendations
Courtesy of the Office of Westchester County Executive George Latimer

A task force in Westchester County has issued its draft police reform report and recommendations. A few of the task force members are discussing some of the recommendations in the 179-page report.

Civil Rights Attorney Michael Sussman
WAMC, Allison Dunne

Civil rights attorneys have sent a letter with more than 300 signatures to New York Governor Andrew Cuomo, asking to push back the April 1st deadline for communities to complete their police reforms. They say municipalities have not addressed the underlying issues of systemic racism and police misconduct.