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Janai Nelson Gives Keynote Address at the International Social Movements Gathering on Water and Affordable Housing in Detroit5/29/15Related Case or Issue:
LDF Statement on Agreement Reached by Justice Department and City of Cleveland to Reform Cleveland Division of Police5/26/15
The NAACP Legal Defense & Educational Fund, Inc. (“LDF”) is encouraged by the agreement announced today by the Department of Justice (“DOJ”) and the City of Cleveland on plans to reform the Cleveland Division of Police following the DOJ’s finding of a pattern or practice of excessive force. The court-enforceable agreement requires the Division of Police to adopt a number of reforms including de-escalation techniques; bias-free principles for policing; and improved officer training.
Bard College held its 155th commencement on Saturday, May 23, 2015.
The NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, Inc. (“LDF”) applauds the decision made by a Baltimore grand jury to indict the six police officers charged in connection with the death of Freddie Gray.
LDF Submits Statement to the United States House Judiciary Committee Hearing on "Policing Strategies for the 21st Century"5/22/15
On May 19, LDF submitted a statement containing recommendations on police strategies for the House Judiciary Committee hearing on "Policing Strategies for the 21st Century," to address the waning public trust in the police (mostly within communities of color).