Yonkers Police Reform Committee releases report after months of discussions

Members of the Yonkers Police Reform Committee released its public safety reform report following five months of discussions.

News 12 Staff

Feb 24, 2021, 12:37 AM

Updated 1,207 days ago

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Members of the Yonkers Police Reform Committee released its public safety reform report following five months of discussions.
The report contains 22 areas where the group says the police department needs to improve.
Changes listed include bringing in a more diverse pool of police candidates, improving options for reporting discriminatory stops and searches and providing more mental health support for officers.
The report comes eight months after Gov. Andrew Cuomo issued an executive order after a summer of calls for racial equality. 
News 12 is told the purpose is to develop plans to eliminate racial inequalities in policing and create stronger trust between officers and the community - particularly those of color.


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