Community calls for change in NYPD’s 75th precinct

Brooklyn
This is an archived article and the information in the article may be outdated. Please look at the time stamp on the story to see when it was last updated.

Community leaders and residents in the East New York section of Brooklyn are campaigning for change at the troubled 75th Precinct.

Civil Rights Leader and Founder of the Crisis Action Center Rev. Kevin McCall started a petition, calling on the removal of the precinct’s commanding officer, Inspector John Mastronardi. 

On Wednesday, Police Commissioner Dermot Shea told PIX11 News Mastronardi would not be transferred from the precinct for disciplinary reasons. McCall said he was not surprised by Shea’s comment. 

Cuomo investigation

McCall also weighed in on the Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s apology following sexual harassment allegations, saying apologies mean nothing.

He has called on the governor to resign. 

“At the end of the day, you have to be held responsible for your actions.”

Derek Chauvin trial

The civil rights leader has been in close contact with George Floyd’s brother, Terrence Floyd. 

Trials begin Monday for Officer Derek Chauvin, the officer seen on video kneeling on Floyd’s neck. 

McCall said Terrence Floyd remains optimistic of the outcome. 

Copyright 2021 Nexstar Media Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.

Brooklyn Videos

East Flatbush families scramble to get kids to school after buses don’t show up

Safer streets in NYC: Officials push for tougher laws, more enforcement

Brooklyn mom forced to use umbrella inside leaky NYCHA home

Oji hits the MTV VMAs red carpet at Barclays Center

Man accused of vandalism rampage in Brooklyn

Michael K. Williams remembered at Brooklyn vigil

More Brooklyn

Latest PIX11 Morning News Video

"The Proof is Out There" returns for season 2

"Walking Dead" actress Laurie Fortier talks final season of iconic series

Laughter is the best medicine for nurse influencer

Latinos Out Loud podcast celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month

Behind the camera with actor BD Wong

Actress Katie Cassidy talks new crime drama "I Love Us"

More PIX11 Morning News

Connect with PIX11 Online

Connect with PIX11 Online

Trending Stories

Don't Miss

@PIX11News on Twitter