Official Statements

Today, Dr. Phillip Atiba Goff, president and cofounder of the Center for Policing Equity, released the following statement regarding the video footage released today of Alton Sterling’s 2016 shooting death:…
Center for Policing Equity (CPE) is teaming up with the Players Coalition, an independent organization comprised of professional athletes across leagues focused on improving social justice and racial equality in…
Today, Dr. Phillip Atiba Goff, president and co-founder of the Center for Policing Equity, released the following statement about the fatal shooting of 22-year-old Stephan Clark: “Yet another young Black…
This month, the Schott Foundation for Public Education awarded the Center for Policing Equity (CPE) $795,000 to support its Policing and Discipline Equity Project (PDEP). The initiative collects and analyzes…
Yesterday, Chief Chris Burbank, director of law enforcement engagement of Center for Policing Equity and former chief of the Salt Lake City Police Department, released the following statement in response…
Today, Center for Policing Equity welcomed DePaul University Centennial Professor Emeritus Susan A. Bandes as a Distinguished Research Scholar.  Nationally renowned as a scholar in criminal procedure, civil rights, and…
Today, Dr. Phillip Atiba Goff, president and co-founder of Center for Policing Equity, released the following statement in response to President Donald Trump's new Executive Order to lift the ban…
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE July 28, 2017 CONTACT: Safiya Jafari Simmons, NEW YORK, NY -- Today, Dr. Phillip Atiba Goff, president and co-founder of the Center for Policing Equity, released…
Today, the Center for Policing Equity released the following statement on the resignation of Minneapolis Police Chief Janee Harteau: "Having partnered with the Minneapolis Police Department for several years, we…
The Center for Policing Equity released the following statement in response to Attorney General Sessions' order for federal prosecutors to seek maximum charges for drug offenses: "Attorney General Sessions' latest…
The Center for Policing Equity released the following statement in response to Attorney General Sessions' order of review of police reform agreements: "Public safety moves at the speed of trust.…
Today, Center for Policing Equity released the following statement on the confirmation of Jeff Sessions as the new Attorney General: "We are disappointed by the vote confirming Senator Jeff Sessions…
Dr. Phillip Atiba Goff, the first Franklin A. Thomas Professor in Policing Equity at John Jay College of Criminal Justice, will give his inaugural lecture on “Justice as a Second…
Today, Center for Policing Equity President and Co-founder Dr. Phillip Atiba Goff released the following statement on the first anniversary of the death of Michael Brown, Jr., who died in…
Today, Center for Policing Equity President and Co-founder Dr. Phillip Atiba Goff released the following statement about President Obama's remarks today on community policing. Read full release here.
As part of the Department of Justice’s ongoing commitment to strengthening the relationship between law enforcement and the communities they serve and protect, Attorney General Eric Holder announced Birmingham, AL;…
Today, Center for Policing Equity President and Co-founder Dr. Phillip Atiba Goff released the following statement about the shooting of two St. Louis County Police officers in the line of…
Today, Center for Policing Equity President and Co-founder Dr. Phillip Atiba Goff released the following statement about the Department of Justice’s report on the Ferguson Police Department: "The Department of…
Today, Center for Policing Equity President and Co-founder Dr. Phillip Atiba Goff released the following statement regarding the Department of Justice’s (DOJ) decision not to bring civil rights charges against…
Today, Center for Policing Equity President and Co-founder Dr. Phillip Atiba Goff released the following statement on the new Brennan Center for Justice report, What Caused the Crime Decline? View…
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…
The Center for Policing Equity has been awarded a grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to create the nation’s first police profiling database. Over 40 national law enforcement agencies…
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