In June, Gov. Andrew Cuomo issued Executive Order 203, the "New York State Police Reform and Reinvention Collaborative," which required local police agencies to develop a plan that reinvents and modernizes police strategies and programs based on community input.
Each police agency's reform plan addressed policies, procedures, practices and deployment, including, but not limited to use of force. Under the governor's executive order, governments with police agencies had to adopt a plan by April 1, 2021 to be eligible for future state funding.
The city's Poughkeepsie Procedural Justice Committee -- which includes police officers, other city officials and members of the public -- made recommendations for the Mayor and Common Council to consider and act upon.
The city then finalized its report which can be read here.