Yonkers takes steps toward police reform

Law enforcement held an open dialogue with the community on Wednesday about public safety needs in that city.

News 12 Staff

Oct 1, 2020, 1:18 PM

Updated 1,353 days ago

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New police reform is now underway in the city of Yonkers.         
Law enforcement held an open dialogue with the community on Wednesday about public safety needs in that city. Many took the podium to voice concerns within the community. "The most we can do is ask, make suggestions, pour our hearts out. There's three officers at a Yonkers reform meeting about the police. How are we going to get reform? Thank you gentlemen, thank you police officers, from the bottom of my heart and soul that really  means a lot,” says one meeting attendee.
"In the history of Yonkers, we have not had a hundred black officers in the history of the city. Just let that sit with you for a minute. We are a city of 200,000. Almost 20 percent are black and we have not in the history had a hundred Black officers," says  Dr. Alexandra Connolly, of Yonkers.
The last two police reform meetings will be held in November and December. It will be followed by a final report with recommendations to be sent to the governor's office for review.


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