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A meeting was held at NYPD headquarters to discuss the protection of Muslim houses of worship during Ramadan. (Photo by Ahmed Mourad via Al Hawadeth)

Ensuring the Safety of Muslims in NYC During Ramadan

Brooklyn, Muslim, New York, Police May 7, 2019 at 3:15 pm

The NYPD sought to reassure the Muslim community that worshippers would be protected during the holy month of Ramadan, while Muslim Community Patrol talked about stepping up its volunteer activities, Al Hawadeth reports.

“We don’t believe the NYPD narrative,” said Lorna Vassell. “We never did.” (Photo by Paul Frangipane via Brooklyn Daily Eagle)

A Year Later: Urging Justice for Saheed Vassell

Brooklyn, Police April 5, 2019 at 4:18 pm

At a march in Crown Heights on the anniversary of the death of Saheed Vassell, his family, friends and other supporters continued their push for accountability, reports Brooklyn Daily Eagle.

(Photo via El Diario)

NYCLU: Stop-and-Frisk is Down but Racial Disparities Persist

Black, Latino, New York, Police March 15, 2019 at 7:42 pm

According to a NYCLU analysis, stop-and-frisk reports by the NYPD are way down in New York City, but they continue to disproportionately affect Black and Latino men, El Diario La Prensa reports.

From left: Valerie Bell, mother of Sean Bell; Gwen Carr, mother of Eric Garner; Kadiatou Diallo, mother of Amadou Diallo; Wanda Johnson, mother of Oscar Grant; and Iris Baez, mother of Anthony Baez. (Photo by Bill Moore via Amsterdam News)

Toolkit Addresses Police-Involved Fatalities

New York, Police March 1, 2019 at 4:35 pm

Family members who lost loved ones in police shootings joined law enforcement officials at the presentation of a toolkit designed to discuss, and prevent, such incidents, reports Amsterdam News.

Kadiatou Diallo (Photo via Amsterdam News)

Remembering Amadou Diallo 20 Years Later

Bronx, Police February 7, 2019 at 6:01 pm

In an Amsterdam News story, Kadiatou Diallo reflects on the death of her son Amadou at the hands of police and how “the community is still going through the same things 20 years later.”

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Gwen Carr on Strength and Activism

Black, New York, Police December 13, 2018 at 5:17 pm

Gwen Carr, the mother of Eric Garner, speaks to Amsterdam News about how becoming an activist helped in the healing process.

Sgt. José Gomérez, at his swearing-in ceremony, which was led by Mayor Tom Murphy. The officer’s father, Luis Gomérez, came from the Dominican Republic to attend the event. His mother Mercedes Gomérez and his 11 siblings were there as well. (Photo via Westchester Hispano)

Mamaroneck Latino Police Officer Promoted After ‘Long Struggle’

Dominican, New York, Police November 20, 2018 at 2:54 pm

A Dominican-born police officer in Mamaroneck in Westchester County was named sergeant after repeatedly being denied a promotion, Westchester Hispano reports.

Students meet with NYPD officers once a month. (Photo by Gregg McQueen via Manhattan Times)

‘Bigs in Blue’: Pairing Up Teens With Police Mentors

Manhattan, Police, Youth November 16, 2018 at 2:04 pm

A Big Brothers Big Sisters of New York City mentoring program encourages positive interactions between Washington Heights teenagers and local police officers, reports Manhattan Times.

Nassau Police Department Commissioner Patrick Ryder (right) unveils the LanguageLine app and a plan to establish a stronger collaboration between the department and the Hispanic community. (Photo via Noticia)

Nassau Police Add Translation iPhone App Service

Latino, Long Island, Police November 1, 2018 at 5:39 pm

The Nassau County Police Department launched a new smartphone app to their LanguageLine translation service, to better help local police officers interact with residents who do not speak English, Noticia Long Island reports.

Iris Baez, the mother of Anthony Baez. (Photo by Gregg McQueen via The Bronx Free Press)

‘A Historic Moment’ for Victims of Police Brutality

Government, New York, Police October 26, 2018 at 5:30 pm

Nearly 14 years after her son died at the hands of a police officer, Iris Baez joined fellow advocates and public officials at City Hall the day before the Right to Know Act went into effect, reports The Bronx Free Press.

Auru Cruz and Victor Sánchez, two of the plaintiffs in the lawsuit against the NYPD, claim discrimination on the part of police officers. (Photo via El Diario)

MRNY Joins Complaint against NYPD over Lack of Interpreters

Human rights, Immigration, New York, Police, Queens August 15, 2018 at 3:47 pm

Immigrant rights organization Make the Road New York joined a one-year-old complaint against the NYPD for discrimination and failing to provide interpretation services, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

(Photo courtesy of OLA of Eastern Long Island)

Riverhead Police Complete Diversity Training

Latino, Long Island, Police August 8, 2018 at 2:50 pm

The Riverhead police chief speaks to RiverheadLOCAL about the diversity training program his department participated in with the help of OLA of Eastern Long Island, reports RiverheadLOCAL.

(Screen shot from Color of Change campaign urging the release of information about the killing of Saheed Vassell)

Demanding Justice for Saheed Vassell

African American, Black, Brooklyn, Police June 26, 2018 at 4:16 pm

His parents, and thousands who signed petitions, are demanding more information about the killing of Saheed Vassell by police in April, report Amsterdam News and Black Star News.

From left: Malika Aaron-Bishop of GetOrganized BK, Tom Weinreich of the NYC chapter of Showing up for Racial Justice, Third Rail host Mark Winston Griffith and guest co-host Shantae J. Edwards.

Why Do People Call the Cops on Neighbors?

Brooklyn, Police May 30, 2018 at 5:09 pm

An episode of Brooklyn Deep’s “Third Rail” podcast examines the factors that cause residents to call the police on their neighbors, and what alternative options exist.

Gursoch Kaur (center), the first Indian-American woman with a Sikh turban, to become part of the NYPD as an auxiliary police officer, with fellow Sikh officers of the NYPD. (Photo from the Sikh Officers Association of NYPD/Twitter via Desi Talk)

First Turbaned Sikh Woman Joins the NYPD

New York, Police, South Asian May 22, 2018 at 4:45 pm

Desi Talk speaks to Gursoch Kaur, an auxiliary police officer who recently joined the NYPD as the first turbaned Sikh woman on the force.