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Monday, December 18, 2006

What they want

A march for change

The coalition of labor, elected and civic leaders that organized yesterday's march called for the following actions at the local, state and federal levels:

Improve internal and external monitoring of the New York Police Department by strengthening the Civilian Complaint Review Board and conducting independent audits of the department's Internal Affairs Bureau.

Establish an independent special prosecutor to probe alleged cases of police misconduct and corruption.

After a police shooting, immediately test officers for drug and alcohol use.

Report the number of stop-and-frisk incidents by race and gender quarterly to the City Council, as required by law.

Improve salaries and benefits for police officers.

Recruit and promote more minorities and women.

With input from independent experts, develop comprehensive program to train officers in racial and cultural sensitivity.

Increase participation with community councils and community boards in each precinct.

Ensure positive police relations with students and independently review all charges against children for resisting arrest.

The U.S. Justice Department should honor its commitment, made after the 1991 beating of Rodney King by Los Angeles police officers, to issue annual reports on police misconduct.

posted by Steve @ 2:13:00 AM

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