Race, Law Enforcement and The Law
In the Spring of 2015, Georgia Appleseed began a process designed to seek the views of Georgia community members from all walks of life to help in assessing the nature of police-community relations in our state and to seek recommendations for changes to law, policies and practices that could improve or enhance them.
- A firm commitment to objective, data driven research and assessment;
- A deep respect for the extraordinarily difficult, important and oftentimes dangerous service that law enforcement personnel provide to our society; and
- An abiding belief that all of Georgia’s citizens must be afforded the rights to which they are entitled under the federal and state constitutions.
The long term goal of this project is “to increase public confidence and trust in the fairness of police interactions with community members and of prosecutorial charging decisions without regard to race or ethnicity.”
Additionally, The Atlanta Lawyer published an article on the the Equal Justice in Law Enforcement initiative. Read the article here.
Georgia Appleseed thanks the following funders for their support of this Georgia Appleseed project: Atlanta Bar Foundation/Atlanta Bar Association Lawyer Referral and Information Service; The Community Foundation for Greater Atlanta’s Civic Engagement Fund; and the Georgia Bar Foundation.