Official Statements

Last Wednesday, an environmental activist known as Tortuguita was shot and killed in an operation involving the Atlanta Police Department, DeKalb County Police, Georgia State Police (GSP), the Georgia Bureau…
UPDATE:  Today, Jan. 27, the Memphis Police Department (MPD) released bodycam footage that captures, with utter clarity, the brutal manner in which Tyre Nichols was killed by the former MPD officers…
We are deeply saddened by reports emerging from Monterey Park, CA concerning the mass shooting carried out at the Star Ballroom Dance Studio during Lunar New Year celebrations this past…
On Wednesday, the Los Angeles Police Department released video footage of separate incidents in which LAPD officers killed three men in the span of 48 hours: Takar Smith, Oscar Leon…
The Center for Policing Equity adamantly denounces the violence witnessed in Brazil this weekend.
One of the final legislative actions the U.S. House of Representatives undertook this year was to pass a bipartisan bill to fund de-escalation training for law enforcement agencies. While the Center…
Brittney comes home. The Center for Policing Equity joins the family and friends of world-renowned athlete and social justice advocate Brittney Griner in celebrating her release from a Russian penal…
This week, the Supreme Court heard oral arguments in Moore v. Harper, a case that should alarm anyone concerned with the erosion of democracy in the United States and the…
The Center for Policing Equity is appalled by the views, actions, and frank disregard for public safety revealed in a series of leaked group chats among officers serving with the…
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 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 condolences…
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…