Category Archives: Partner PD

CPE, Austin Police Department Release New Research on Racial Disparities in Austin

(AUSTIN, TX) — Today at a press conference at the Austin Police Department headquarters, Austin Police Chief Art Acevedo joined Center for Policing Equity (CPE) President and Cofounder Dr. Phillip Atiba Goff and Director of Law Enforcement Engagement Chief Chris Burbank to release the findings of, “The Science of Policing Equity: Measuring Fairness in the Austin Police Department”, a new report analyzing racial disparities in the Austin Police Department.

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CPE Study Supports Suspicion That Police Use of Force Is More Likely on Blacks

The vast majority of interactions between police officers and civilians end routinely, with no one injured, no one aggrieved and no one making the headlines. But when force is used, a new study from the Center for Policing Equity has found, the race of the person being stopped by officers is significant. Read the full article on the New York Times. 

Center for Policing Equity Releases Statement On FBI Director James Comey’s Georgetown Address

LOS ANGELES, CA — Today, Center for Policing Equity President and Co-founder Dr. Phillip Atiba Goff released the following statement following Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI) Director James Comey’s speech at Georgetown University on policing and race:

“The Center for Policing Equity applauds FBI Director James Comey for his remarks today on the state of police-community relations in the United States. We are proud to be a part of many of the initiatives Director Comey mentioned today, working alongside the Department of Justice (DOJ), the Administration, and municipal police departments across the country to better equip our law enforcement officials.

To read the full release, click here