Police Reform Group Welcomes Emery As CCRB Chair
In response to the appointment of Richard D. Emery, Esq. as Chair of the Civilian Complaint Review Board, Communities United for Police Reform released the following statement from spokesperson Joo-Hyun Kang.
“We applaud the appointment of Richard D. Emery as chair of the Civilian Complaint Review Board. His strong, consistent commitment to justice has challenged government action when necessary and fought to uphold the fundamental civil rights of New Yorkers. His track record includes a significant history challenging NYPD brutality and misconduct, as well as participation in efforts to hold police accountable to the public. We look forward to working with him in his new role to ensure that the CCRB becomes a more effective entity.”
Communities United for Police Reform is an unprecedented campaign to end discriminatory policing practices in New York, bringing together a movement of community members, lawyers, researchers and activists to work for change. The partners in this campaign come from all 5 boroughs, from all walks of life and represent many of those unfairly targeted the most by the NYPD. This groundbreaking campaign is fighting for reforms that will promote community safety while ensuring that the NYPD protects and serves all New Yorkers. Visit www.changethenypd.org to learn more about Communities United for Police Reform.