Sherrilyn Ifill, president and director-counsel of the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, says it often seems like police departments are at war with communities. She welcomes the reforms being recommended by the DOJ.
The NAACP Legal Defense & Educational Fund, Inc. is encouraged by the recommendations for police reform outlined in the report of the President’s Task Force on 21st Century Policing, which was released today. The Task Force, established by Executive Order in December 2014, was created to identify best practices and offer recommendations on how policing practices can build public trust and promote effective crime reduction.
The NAACP Legal Defense & Educational Fund is deeply saddened by the passing of Reverend Theodore M. Hesburgh, the former president of Notre Dame University and trusted civil rights advisor to several U.S. presidents. Father Hesburgh died Thursday, February 27th, in South Bend, Indiana at age 97.