Police Abuse

Violence and death at the hands of police officers has brutalized communities of color for generations. A culture of silence has protected and enabled the violent, even fatal, harassment and abuse that has instilled fear and jeopardized community safety.

Transforming the relationship between police and the communities they serve is one of the most important challenges facing the future of our country. Yet, we have seen repeatedly that police departments cannot – or will not – reform themselves. We stand with the individuals, families and communities most affected by the abusive policies and practices, seeking court intervention to demand real reform.

Key Cases

Key Facts

  • Use of Force

  • 1,003 Shot in 2019

    1,003 people were shot and killed by police in the last year.
  • Blacks 2x More Likely to Be Killed

  • $426 Million