Last week, family members of Anthony Baez, Allan Feliz, Delrawn Small, Antonio Williams, Saheed Vassell and Shantel Davis met with Mayor Eric Adams to raise concerns about his “Neighborhood Safety Teams,” the mayor’s rebranded version of the notoriously brutal NYPD Anti-Crime Unit that was shut down by then-Commissioner Dermot Shea in 2020.

The families who attended the meeting are leaders in the movement to end police violence, some of whom have been fighting for police accountability and reform for decades.

At the meeting, the families delivered a letter calling on the mayor to roll back modified plainclothes units signed by 24 family members of New Yorkers killed by the NYPD. They also raised concerns about the new administrations’ failure to take action to hold abusive officers accountable, including those who killed Delrawn Small, Allan Feliz, Antonio Williams, Kawaski Trawick, and Eric Garner.

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