Congressman Hakeem Jeffries

Representing the 8th District of New York

Rep. Jeffries Statement on the Fatal NYPD Shooting of Unarmed Black Male Akai Gurley in Brooklyn

Nov 21, 2014
Press Release

Brooklyn, NY – Today, Congressman Hakeem Jeffries (NY-08) released the following statement on the fatal NYPD shooting of an unarmed black male, Akai Gurley, in Brooklyn:  
"The senseless killing of another unarmed African-American male by the NYPD should shock the conscience of all New Yorkers and the nation. At this point, talk is cheap. The community demands action.  
Our Mayor and the Police Commissioner must commit to a systematic change in the law enforcement culture of this City. Anything less will not be tolerated."

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Rep. Hakeem Jeffries (D-NY) represents the 8th Congressional district, including the East New York neighborhood in the House of Representatives.