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.
Help Us Hold Police Accountable and Support VictimsJoin us in demanding that North Carolina’s police respect the rights of individuals while enforcing the law – instead of harming or killing unarmed civilians. Your gift today will also support victims of police violence, making sure their stories are heard, and that they are able to effectively seek justice.
From Our Blog: Police Accountability Updates
The Police Accountability Community Taskforce, or PACT, is calling for the creation of an official community police oversight board in Raleigh. The Carolina Justice Policy Center and an advocacy group called Save Our Sons are also working with PACT. This move comes in...read more
Judge A. Graham Shirley of Wake County has ordered certain video and audio recordings from the Wake County Sheriff department, Raleigh police department, and state troopers to be released. They are now available to be viewed by the public. They are from the body and...read more
Two State Highway Patrol Troopers indicted for the brutal beating of Kyron Hinton have been fired. N.C. troopers Michael G. Blake and Tabithia L. Davis were terminated, resulting from an internal department investigation. Read more about the firings here. The firing...read more