‘Myrick’s Plan:’ Boom, Bust or Somewhere in Between?

March 11, 2021

By Joseph Margulies

From the article: "...First, a bit of background. After Minneapolis Police Officer Derek Chauvin killed George Floyd and the country erupted in protest, Governor Mario Cuomo (D-N.Y) issued an executive order directing all municipalities in the state that had a police force to conduct a “comprehensive review” of police practices and to “develop a plan” that would “foster trust, fairness, and legitimacy, and … address any racial bias and disproportionate policing of communities of color.” To make sure everybody got the message, Cuomo threatened to withhold state funding from any municipality that failed to comply.

Ithaca and Tompkins County responded to the order by teaming with the Center for Policing Equity and creating several working groups, each of which examined a different piece of the puzzle. One group analyzed data from the Ithaca Police Department and Tompkins County Sheriff, another conducted a series of community forums, etc..."

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