Advocates are speaking out after a City Council hearing on the NYPD’s Strategic Response Group scheduled for Monday was postponed.

Donna Lieberman, executive director of the New York Civil Liberties Union, and Micah Phillips of Crown Heights C.A.R.E. Collective joined NY1’s Dean Meminger to talk about SRG’s tactics and more.

According to Lieberman, the hearing isn’t happening because the NYPD allegedly refused to show up.

“We think the hearing should happen anyway,” she said. “It’s important for New Yorkers, over 100 of whom have lined up to testify tomorrow, gotten ready to testify about their experiences and the harm that SSRG has caused.”

According to a City Council spokesperson the hearing has been moved to March 1 "without any further delay." 

“This is an important topic and we are committed to ensuring the robust oversight New Yorkers deserve," a City Council spokesperson said in a statement.

The NYCLU is having a protest Monday morning on City Hall’s steps to demand transparency and accountability from the SRG.