Rashida Ogletree-George serves as LDF’s Managing Director of the Policing Reform Campaign. In this capacity, she oversees the day-to-day work of the Campaign, which utilizes policy advocacy, litigation, community organizing and communications strategies to advance unbiased and accountable policing policies and practices at the national and local levels.
Prior to joining LDF, Rashida was Special Counsel in the Special Litigation Section of the Civil Rights Division of the United States Department of Justice. Rashida helped lead the group conducting pattern or practice investigations of police departments. Over the course of her eight years with the Division, Rashida held leadership roles in investigations of police departments and negotiations of settlement agreements to resolve findings, including work with departments in Cleveland, Ohio, Newark, New Jersey, and Meridian, Mississippi. She received the Assistant Attorney General’s Distinguished Service Award in 2015 and 2016.
Prior to joining the Civil Rights Division, Rashida spent five years as a Staff Attorney in the Special Litigation Division of the Public Defender Service for the District of Columbia (PDS). At PDS, Rashida advocated on behalf of clients who were incarcerated or living in the community under supervision. Her work at PDS included representation of a civilly committed client in habeas proceedings, litigation of Section 1983 cases, and co-authoring amicus curie briefs before the U.S. Supreme Court.
Rashida received her J.D. from NYU School of Law where she was a Root-Tilden-Kern Public Interest Scholar and article selection editor of the Review of Law and Social Change. Before law school, Rashida spent two years as the Education and Enforcement Coordinator at the Fair Housing Center of Greater Boston. She graduated from Columbia University with a B.A. in Political Science.