NEW YORK, March 7, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The New York Advisory Committee to the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights will hold a public briefing to examine whether the policies and practices of the New York Police Department (NYPD) have a disproportionate impact on youth of color. The Committee will also look at the accountability policies governing members of the NYPD.
Of particular interest to the Committee is whether NYPD policies and practices regarding "Broken Windows," gang-intervention, use of force, and school safety disproportionately affect youth of color. The Committee will also look at the current structure and effectiveness of the internal and external oversight of members of the NYPD, including the role of the Civilian Complaint Review Board, body cameras, and officer training.
The two-day briefing will take place on Monday, March, 20 and Tuesday, March 21, 2017,
9:00 am to 6:00 pm, in the Auditorium of CUNY School of Law, 2 Court Square, Long Island City, NY 11101. The Committee will hear presentations from government officials, academics, law enforcement, advocates, and others. Members of the public will also be invited to address the Advisory Committee during an open session on March 20 at the conclusion of the presentations. For more information, please see:
The U.S. Commission on Civil Rights is an independent, bipartisan agency charged with studying and advising the President and Congress on civil rights matters and issuing an annual federal civil rights enforcement report. For information about the reports and meetings of the Commission and its Advisory Committees, please visit http://www.usccr.gov and follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/usccrgov
Contact: Brian Walch
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