Official Statements

The Center for Policing Equity (CPE) is appalled by the views, actions, and frank disregard for public safety revealed in a series of leaked group chats among officers serving with…
Much concerning the results of Tuesday's election remains uncertain, and we would be wise not to draw too many conclusions without that certainty. Yet several clear-cut bright spots did emerge,…
The Center for Policing Equity (CPE) mourns the loss of Rev. Calvin Butts, civil rights champion and longtime pastor of Harlem’s historic Abyssinian Baptist Church. We also send our deepest…
Yesterday, the Center for Policing Equity proudly made public its Justice Navigator Assessment for the Elgin Police Department.
The Center for Policing Equity (CPE) is outraged by police body cam footage obtained by the Tampa Bay Times and released yesterday showing the arrest of mostly Black Floridians for…
The Center for Policing Equity (CPE) applauds President Biden's recent steps toward ending the criminalization of marijuana possession and agrees wholeheartedly with his statement that “sending people to jail for…
The Center for Policing Equity is expanding beyond its wealth of on-the-ground technical assistance offerings to launch a robust learning environment for stakeholders engaged in redesigning public safety to be…
The Center for Policing Equity (CPE) understands and shares the sense of urgency conveyed in President Biden's Safer Communities Plan and welcomes the decision to separate a proposed assault weapons…
With the acceptance by the Common Council of Ithaca of the final report submitted to it by Ithaca's Reimagining Public Safety Working Group, and the Council's subsequent vote to create…
On Monday morning, 25-year-old Doordash driver Jayland Walker was brutally killed by eight police officers in Akron, Ohio. The Center for Policing Equity (CPE) extends our deepest sympathies to and…
Today, the U.S. Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade, ending nearly 50 years of federally protected freedom to access safe, timely, and legal abortion procedures across the nation. The Center…
Today's Supreme Court's decision in Vega v. Tekoh removes protections against police abuse and eliminates one of the few incentives for police to treat communities with what should be constitutionally…
Today, the Center for Policing Equity released the following statement regarding the Biden Administration’s new executive order on policing: The executive order (EO) on policing and public safety that President…
Today, the Center for Policing Equity (CPE) extends its deepest condolences to the families of the 19 innocent children and two teachers who were murdered today in this nation’s most…
Today, The Center for Policing Equity Released the Following Statement on the Mass Shooting Targeting Black People in Buffalo, NY: We received the news of Saturday’s mass murder with horror,…
The Center for Policing Equity (CPE) views with grave concern recent statements by Texas Governor Greg Abbott signaling that the next stage in his anti-migrant efforts may be to invoke…
The Center for Policing Equity (CPE) views with alarm the apparent intention of the Supreme Court to overturn Roe v. Wade, the 1973 case establishing a pregnant person's Constitutionally-protected right…
Recent weeks have seen renewed interest in a first-of-its-kind report issued by the City of Ithaca and Ithaca's Reimagining Public Safety Working Group. 
Today, the Center for Policing Equity (CPE) and the City of St. Louis announce the release of Reimagining Public Safety in the City of St. Louis: A Vision for Change, a comprehensive report outlining recommendations…
We, at the Center for Policing Equity (CPE), want to wish retiring Norfolk, Virginia Police Chief Larry Boone all the best in the years ahead. CPE has worked closely with…
On Wednesday afternoon, the Grand Rapids Police Department released video footage of the officer shooting death of Patrick Lyoya in Grand Rapids, Michigan on April 4. The officer who struggled…
The Center for Policing Equity (CPE) extends its heartfelt wishes for strength and speedy healing to everyone injured in Tuesday's violent attack at a Brooklyn subway station, as well as…
The Center for Policing Equity (CPE) congratulates Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson on her historic nomination and subsequent confirmation to the Supreme Court of the United States. Judge Jackson will be…
Today, the Center for Policing Equity released the following statement regarding the decision of the Minnesota Attorney General and Hennepin County Attorney not to file criminal charges in connection with…
Today, the Center for Policing Equity released the following statement regarding President Joe Biden's signing into law of the Emmett Till Antilynching Act:
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