There is historical precedent for immigration policies’ affecting reporting among undocumented immigrants. Salt Lake City encountered similar issues when the state legislature debated a bill that would require local law enforcement to detain unauthorized immigrants, recalled Chris Burbank, the [director or law enforcement engagement at the Center for Policing Equity and] police chief at the time. “What we found was, not surprisingly, undocumented individuals would be less likely to report crimes,” he said in an interview. “We had children go missing … but their parents wouldn’t call the police. We heard about them from neighbors.” Read more here.
(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.
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.
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