“We fight because we believe there are real consequences to access. Exposing an unvarnished history of the NYPD would pressure the department to rethink tactics that have failed vulnerable communities in the past. Making police departments more transparent is an essential part of making officers more accountable for how they do their jobs. The ongoing political fight over transparency and accessibility are not just watchwords that will determine the future of policing. They are also the battleground on which we are fighting to understand policing’s past.”
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