Advocates will gather near City Hall this morning to call for passage of legislation aimed at reforming the NYPD. Building on the campaign against the department’s controversial stop-and-frisk policy, the Community Safety Act curbs stop-and-frisk and also requires NYPD officers to identify themselves, establishes an NYPD inspector general and bans profiling based on factors like gender identity or immigration status. Joo-Hyun Kang, a spokesperson for Communities United for Police Reform, said the effort brings together different groups from across the city who are united by experiences with “discriminatory policing and abuse at the hands of the NYPD.” “Due to the crisis of stop-and-frisk abuses, discriminatory profiling, unlawful searches, surveillance of Muslim communities, and the lack of accountability for the NYPD, New Yorkers from across the five boroughs will be making their appeals for reform heard at City Hall,” Kang said. Council Speaker Christine Quinn has scheduled hearings on the legislation next month. With a majority of the Council signed on as sponsors and NYPD Commissioner Ray Kelly pushing back against calls for change, Quinn could again find herself in the middle facing another difficult balancing act.