Local leaders join committee to work on police reform plan

Prompted by the death of George Floyd, Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed an executive order in June, requiring police agencies to work with communities to create reform plans that will improve police practices and procedures.

Posted: Aug 31, 2020 4:34 PM

UTICA, N.Y. – Prompted by the death of George Floyd, Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed an executive order in June, requiring police agencies to work with communities to create reform plans that will improve police practices and procedures.

Utica Mayor Robert Palmieri has appointed 17 others to join a committee that will develop a plan locally, as part of Cuomo’s New York State Police Reform and Reinvention Collaborative.

The members of the committee include:

  • Mayor Robert M. Palmieri
  • Councilman Delvin Moody
  • Oneida County Legislator Evon Ervin
  • Oneida County District Attorney’s Office Representative Patrick Johnson
  • Utica Police Chief Mark Williams
  • Utica Deputy Police Chief Ed Noonan
  • Utica Police Sgt. Michael Curley
  • City of Utica Director of City Initiatives Marques Phillips (Co-Chair)
  • City of Utica Budget Director Heather Mowat
  • Tony Colon, founder of the Mohawk Valley Latino Association
  • The Honorable Jawaad Rasheed
  • Dr. Mark Montgomery
  • Stephanie Heiland
  • Walter Savage
  • Gary Harvey
  • Margaret Gallaway
  • The Rev. Mary Webster (co-chair)
  • Oneka Roach-Campbell, Esq

The reform plans must be developed and adopted by April 1, 2021.

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