“As has been reported, we’re in ongoing negotiations on several significant proposals that will work to improve police-community relations throughout our city. We have reached broad agreement on the Inspector General legislation which will enhance the effectiveness of the Department, and at the same time will increase the public’s confidence in the police force, building stronger police-community relations. While this is a strong and important step forward, we are also moving forward in a constructive fashion with the Community Safety Act, including a measure to stop racial profiling.
“We would not have achieved all that we have in our negotiations without the dedicated work of community leaders and civil rights advocates, and I thank them for their commitment to this important issue. I also thank Council Members Jumaane Williams and Brad Lander for their leadership and work towards achieving important change.”