Redefining Police Accountability and Public Safety
In the aftermath of the death of George Floyd, another generation of New Yorkers came together to address the urgency of the Black Lives Matter movement. They took to the streets and gave new life to the chant first heard after Eric Garner lost his life to police in 2014: “I Can’t Breathe.”
Below are just a few examples of how Brian Benjamin has fought to make the aspirations of this movement a reality in law as State Senator. A full list of Brian’s legislative and advocacy efforts can be found at the end of this document.
“When my son lost his life because police used excessive force, Brian stood with me and together we created the Eric Garner Anti-Chokehold Act. Police need to be held accountable when they become a danger to those they are supposed to serve, and because of leaders like Brian, they are starting to be.”
– Gwenn Carr, Activist and Mother of Eric Garner
If he is elected New York City Comptroller, Brian will use all the powers of the office to ensure policing is transformed and modernized until it is fully accountable and appropriately scaled to our communities.