Police / Community Relations


Fifth graders in downtown Brooklyn chose to help improve relations between the New York City Police Department and the community.  Deeply distressed by the police-related deaths of Eric Garner and Michael Brown, the students were especially concerned about police bias and inappropriate use of force.  After meeting with the Civilian Complaint Review Board and police reform advocates, the class created a Know Your Rights brochure for youth in New York City.  Their hope is that the more information young people have, the easier it will be for them to advocate for themselves in a safe and respectful way.

Know Your Rights Brochure

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