Following the death of Tyre Nichols at the hands of police officers in Memphis, advocates and City Council members are calling on the NYPD to provide more transparency in their operations.
The reform advocates were joined by community organizations outside City Hall on Wednesday, demanding new legislation be passed that would force police to report more of their interactions with the public.
City Council members Crystal Hudson and Alexa Aviles are sponsoring the How Many Stops Act, with support from Public Advocate Jumaane Williams. The act would consist of two bills that they say would make communities safer.
"We cannot hold folks accountable, we cannot help our city with better policing and public safety if we don't know things like how many stops are actually happening," said Williams.
"We want to end the violence, we want to end the racial profiling, we want to end the murder and that's why the 'How Many Stops Act' is so important," added Center for Constitutional Rights Staff Attorney Samah Sisay.