On August 19, 2016, the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, Inc. (LDF) received a letter from the Baltimore County Police Department (BCoPD). In that letter, the BCoPD responded to the LDF’s August 15 correspondence requesting documents and information concerning the August 1 police-involved shooting of Korryn Gaines and her young son Kodi. On August 26, 2016 LDF wrote a follow-up letter to the Baltimore County Police Department to clarify some additional matters raised by their August 19th response.
Founded in 1940, the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, Inc. (LDF) is the nation’s first civil and human rights law organization and has been completely separate from the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) since 1957—although LDF was originally founded by the NAACP and shares its commitment to equal rights. LDF’s Thurgood Marshall Institute is a multi-disciplinary and collaborative hub within LDF that launches targeted campaigns and undertakes innovative research to shape the civil rights narrative. In media attributions, please refer to us as the NAACP Legal Defense Fund or LDF.