Center for Policing Equity on the Shooting of Two NYPD Officers

January 22 2022

Today, the Center for Policing Equity released the following statement on the tragic shooting of two NYPD Officers:

This weekend, two NYPD officers were shot when they responded to a domestic dispute in the Harlem neighborhood of New York City. Tragically, one of the officers, Jason Rivera, has died from his wounds. Officer Wilbert Mora is in critical condition.

Our deepest condolences go to the family of Officer Rivera. We send our hopes for a full recovery and for strength in the meantime to Officer Mora and his family as he struggles for his life.

Heartbreaking incidents like this remind us that violence begets more violence. CPE condemns violence—both isolated and systemic. We are committed to creating public safety systems that produce safer communities for everyone involved, from the most disproportionately impacted community members to those who serve in law enforcement.

[Updated January 25, 2022] Days after sustaining grave wounds from the Harlem shooting that killed his partner Officer Jason Rivera, Officer Wilbert Mora has died at a Manhattan hospital. Mora had been in critical condition and on life support following his injuries.We are saddened by the tragic loss of life and trauma facing the Harlem community. Violence is never appropriate no matter who is involved, and we stay steadfast in our commitment to building safer, healthier, more equitable communities for everyone.


About Center for Policing Equity: As a research and action organization, Center for Policing Equity (CPE) produces analyses identifying and reducing the causes of racial disparities in law enforcement. Using evidence-based approaches to social justice, we use data to create levers for social, cultural and policy change. Center for Policing Equity also holds a 501(c)3 status.