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Category: Accountability

After Tensing mistrial, black police association president ‘questioning the system’

CINCINNATI — The president of the Sentinel Police Association in Cincinnati expressed strong disappointment in the second mistrial of a former police officer charged with murdering an unarmed motorist. Eddie Hawkins released a statement following Friday’s announcement that the jury in Ray Tensing’s case in the death of Sam DuBose was hung. “As a Black […]

Connecticut Legislators push to establish meaningful accountability for police officers

In the wake of recent high-profile incidents in Connecticut, lawmakers are voicing their support for House Bill 6663, which aims to establish meaningful accountability for police officers who use excessive force. During a press conference Tuesday, State Rep. Robyn Porter (D-New Haven) and State Sen. Gary Winfield (D-New Haven) said this legislation would help restore […]

Petition to Boycott NFL & Sponsors if Kaepernick is not signed

As a national organization of Black Law Enforcement Professionals, we have always supported Colin Kaepernick stance on bringing awareness to social justice issues of Black people. It is our duty as peace officers and members of Blacks in Law Enforcement of America to continue the battle for freedom, justice, and equality for all citizens. After […]

In police trials, implicit bias still play a role?

Jeannine Bell |10:33 p.m. ET March 16, 2017 Racial breakdown of jury can influence justice. Stopped after leaving a class, Terence Crutcher, 40, was holding his hands up when Tulsa officer Betty Shelby shot and killed him in September. Walter Scott, 50, stopped for a broken taillight in North Charleston, S.C., was running away when […]

Official calls for probe into resignation, reassignments in Mt. Vernon top brass FIOS NEWS

 http://www.fios1news.com/lowerhudsonvalley/councilman-calls-for-probe-into-mt-vernon-pd-changes-march-10-2017#.WMQg7o7asfM Unanswered questions surround the city of Mount Vernon as positions under Mayor Richard Thomas’ administration are still vacant and it seems the police department is shifting its key players. “Many people don’t want to work for this administration. They’re having a problem. It’s not only in the police station that they can’t have, you […]

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