The City of Binghamton is releasing a report by the criminal justice firm hired to help form police reform in the City.

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Photo: Bob Joseph/WNBF News (file)

The 73-page report by the John F. Finn Institute for Public Safety is not the final proposal but is to be included in the City’s planning process.

The 2021 Police Reform and Reinvention Collaborative is reviewing the report and will issue a final draft plan.

Mayor Richard David says “the review indicates no major racial or ethnic disparities in policing in Binghamton, but does make recommendations for the continued improvement in stop data collection, use of force and community policing practices.”

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The Mayor’s office says the report shows some in the community are unaware of the programs and services provided by the police department and many people expressed a strong desire for more transparency, accountability, community policing and increased diversity in the department.

Read the full report:

Finn Institute - Binghamton Police Reform and Reinvention

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