officer is convicted for every 1,000 citizens killed by police
of all days in 2017 were days when police killed someone
of those killed were black, despite being only 13% of the population
Holding Officers Accountable and Supporting Victims of Police Misconduct
We have work directly with victims of police misconduct to help them:
- share their stories,
- connect with community resources to meet their immediate needs, and
- provide guidance as they advocate for themselves.
Through our Vote4Justice initiative, we educate voters about the discretion prosecutors have to hold law enforcement accountable. By doing so, we seek to create an electorate that will demand justice from prosecutors when police misconduct occurs.
Because sheriffs are also elected officials, our Vote4Justice initiative educates voters about the power their sheriffs have to solve problems in the criminal justice system. By doing so, we seek to empower voters to choose sheriffs that will both keep citizens safe and respect their rights.
Through our own publications and by engaging local media, we keep community members abreast of police accountability issues happening in North Carolina, and inform them about potential solutions. We engage local leaders to advocate for solutions, such as creating police citizen advisory boards. We also provide Vote4Justice trainings and Voices of Justice educational talks to groups who want to connect with the justice-involved community and learn more about our focus issues.