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Key Findings of DOJ Report on Baltimore Police

Read the Summary of Findings from the 162 page report issued August 10, 2016 by the Department of Justice Civil Rights Division. The report documented extensive racial-based policing practices and impact validating claims and expectations of the African American community but angering the police community and others as being unduly inflammatory stoking hostile reactions against the police. See the full …

FBI Director Comey: History Justifies Cynicism and Distrust from African Americans

FBI Director Comey: History Justifies Cynicism and Distrust from African Americans

In a candid reflection of the history of the relationship between police and the African American community, FBI Director James Comey asks the policing professionals to better understand and address the roots of cynicism and distrust. “We in law enforcement have to see ourselves clearly. We need to understand our history, much of which is not pretty. The truth is …

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Notable Speech: James Comey – “Law Enforcement and the Communities We Serve”

We have to understand what it’s like to be a citizen who might worry that calling the police will make things worse. Who might actually fear us rather than dismiss that perspective because it makes no sense to us given the way that we know ourselves. We need to feel it. And with an open heart and an open mind, …

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Two Chicago officers who shot and killed, Paul O’Neal, an unarmed black man fleeing in a stolen vehicle immediately “relieved of powers” for violating department policies

Paul O’Neal, an 18 year-old unarmed black man, seeking to escape police in a stolen vehicle, sideswiped a squad car injuring officers. The Chicago patrolmen shot O’Neal while he was driving away. O’Neal died prior to reaching hospital. Superintendent Eddie Johnson, seeking to re-build trust in wake of Laquan McDonald scandal, demonstrates unprecedented transparency and takes immediate action, relieving the …