On Thursday, June 11, 2015, on the steps of City Hall, Local 1549 leaders and members joined Council Member Vanessa Gibson in calling for comprehensive civilianization of the NYPD. Council Members Andy King and Elizabeth Crowley also spoke in support of civilianization.
Speaking for Local 1549 were Executive Vice President Alma G. Roper and 2nd Vice President Ralph Palladino. VPs Roper and Palladino discussed the many benefits of a civilianization project. Ms. Roper also pointed out that this struggle continues depsite the Local having won three arbitrations, mandating civilianization, since 2004.
DC37 Associate Director Oliver Gray spoke for Executive Director Henry Garrido who was unable to attend. Leaders and members of other DC37 locals also attended and showed their support. The officers, staff and members of the Local 1549 Police Administrative Clerical Chapter thank the staff, members and supporters who were present.