Strengthening Police Accountability

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What would society look like without police?

Joo-Hyun Kang, Director of Communities United for Police Reform, and Dick Dadey, Executive Director of the watchdog group Citizens Union, discuss their organizations’ proposals on police accountability.

"There’s a spectrum of violence in terms of what we need to deal with regarding police accountability," said Kang. "On one hand are killings, on the other are the daily encounters, the humiliation and abuse."

The two organizations are working together on a legislative package that aims to promote communication, transparency and accountability in everyday interactions between the NYPD and the public.

The Right to Know Act proposes that New Yorkers should have the right to know the identity of police officers that interact with them, and the reason for law enforcement activity that prompts those interactions.