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The NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund Joins the Call for Answers in the Death of Freddie Gray Following Injuries He Sustained While in the Custody of Baltimore Police Officers4/20/15
Once again, a family and community are left to mourn the loss of a young Black male who died as a result of injuries sustained while in the custody of the Baltimore Police Department. Freddie Gray is the most recent victim in a disturbing string of in-custody injuries, deaths and incidents of police violence. We extend our deepest condolences to his family members and friends and join their call for answers.
On April 15, 2015, LDF President and Director-Counsel Sherrilyn Ifill submitted a
LDF Submits Letter to St. Louis Municipalities Addressing Lack of African-American Representation on City Councils4/15/15Related Case or Issue:
On the heels of last week’s historic municipal elections in Ferguson, Missouri, the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, Inc.
In recognition of LDF's 75 anniversary, U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder issues a statement from the Justice Department praising the past and future work of LDF.
How and Why You Should Record the Police
Broadly speaking, it is always legal to record the police in public places or when they are on-duty, so long as the witness does not interfere with police proceedings. And the proliferation of smart phones and social media has made citizen monitoring of police activity easy: people carry high-quality photo and video technology in their pockets, and can share their records almost instantaneously.