Police accountability

WNYC: Frank Serpico Has Seen This All Before

Frank Serpico Has Seen This All Before This show features Government Accountability Project's Legal Director Tom Devine and originally aired here. In recent months, we've been able to witness police misconduct from anywhere in the nation, via smartphone video captured by civilians and activists on the ground. More often than not, though, the only witnesses to police [...]

Republic World: US Lawmakers Come Up With Bill For Feds To Reveal Identity Amid Portland Controversy

Note: this article, featuring our Deputy Director of Legislation Irvin McCullough, was originally published here. US Lawmakers Come Up With Bill For Feds To Reveal Identity Amid Portland Controversy US lawmakers New York Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Washington DC Delegate Eleanor Holmes Norton to introduce a new bill on 'secret police'. After several videos emerged [...]

Common Dreams: With Bill to Mandate Identifying Info on Officer Uniforms, AOC Says US ‘Should Not Have Secret Police’

Note: this article, featuring our Deputy Director of Legislation Irvin McCullough, was originally published here. With Bill to Mandate Identifying Info on Officer Uniforms, AOC Says US 'Should Not Have Secret Police' "If an officer violates their agency's policies, their victim should have the ability to report them to their agency and demand accountability." Citing [...]

The Nation: A House Bill Would Require Feds to Identify Themselves

Note: this article, featuring our Deputy Director of Legislation Irvin McCullough, was originally published here. A House Bill Would Require Feds to Identify Themselves Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez will introduce the legislation, following controversial arrests in Portland. Following a storm of controversy over arrests by federal agents in Portland, Ore., New York Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and [...]

The Hill: To Change the Culture of Silence, Protect Police Whistleblowers

Note: this op-ed, featuring our Legal Director Tom Devine and whistleblower Frank Serpico, was originally published here. To Change the Culture of Silence, Protect Police Whistleblowers After millions of people around the world watched in horror as George Floyd died during an arrest by Minneapolis police officers, many Americans are awakening to the historical consequences of systemic racism and the [...]

TS Radio Network: Guests Tom Devine & Mathew Fogg….the Justice in Policing Act

Note: this podcast, featuring our Legal Director Tom Devine, can be found and was originally published here. Guests Tom Devine & Mathew Fogg....the Justice in Policing Act Join us as Atty: Tom Devine and Dr. Mathew Fogg Ret. Chief Inspector U.S. Marshal discuss the Jusitce in Policing Act. Justice in Policing Act of 2020 This [...]

Sign On: #ProtectBlackDissent & Defund Surveillance

Read the original letter here.  June 17, 2020 The Honorable Nancy Pelosi Speaker of the House of Representatives Washington, DC 20515 The Honorable Kevin McCarthy House Republican Leader Washington, D.C. 20515 The Honorable Jerold Nadler House Judiciary Committee Chairman Washington, D.C. 20515 The Honorable Jim Jordan House Judiciary Committee Ranking Member Washington, D.C. 20515 Dear [...]

NGOs and Law Enforcement Whistleblowers Propose Whistleblower Rights for Police Reform

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: June 16, 2020  NGOs and Law Enforcement Whistleblowers Propose Whistleblower Rights for Police Reform  WASHINGTON – Today 28 NGOs and 10 law enforcement whistleblowers sent letters to Congress requesting whistleblower protection in legislation for police reform. The signees included prominent law enforcement whistleblowers Frank Serpico and Matthew Fogg who, in retaliation for their whistleblowing on corruption and racism, were left for [...]

2020-06-16T14:14:12-04:00June 16th, 2020|Police accountability, Press release|

Sign On: Police Reform Bill

June 16, 2020  The Honorable Mitch McConnell Majority Leader United States Senate 317 Russell Senate Office Building Washington, D.C. 20510  The Honorable Charles E. Schumer Minority Leader United States Senate 322 Hart Senate Office Building Washington, D.C. 20510  The Honorable Nancy Pelosi Speaker U.S. House of Representatives  1236 Longworth House Office Building Washington, D.C. 20515  [...]

2020-06-16T13:48:27-04:00June 16th, 2020|Letter, Police accountability, Sign-on Letter|

Open Letter From Law Enforcement Whistleblowers to Congress

June 16, 2020 Open Letter From Law Enforcement Whistleblowers to Congress We are law enforcement officers who have dedicated our lives to protecting the public. We also have blown the whistle on law enforcement abuses of power that betray our mission by endangering the public’s rights or lives. Now more than ever before, America is [...]

2020-06-16T13:50:04-04:00June 16th, 2020|Letter, Open Letter, Police accountability|
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