Skip to content
Subscriber Only

NYC Sets Out Police-Reform Plan, Vows to Strip Racism From NYPD

  • Proposal will remove cops who can’t do their job without bias
  • City will create policy governing use of biometric technology
NYPD police officers watch demonstrators in Times Square during a Black Lives Matter protest in June of 2020.

NYPD police officers watch demonstrators in Times Square during a Black Lives Matter protest in June of 2020.

Photographer: Timothy A. Clary/AFP via Getty Images

New York City is launching an investigation into institutional racism within its police department and plans to remove officers who are found to be unable to do their jobs without bias.

The move follows months of controversy over how the city’s police force handled citywide protests in the aftermath of the 2020 police killing of George Floyd, the subject of a lawsuit against the NYPD by Attorney General Letitia James.