Official Statements

The gun violence during today’s presidential campaign rally in Butler, Pennsylvania, is a distressing demonstration of the fraught tensions currently at play throughout the nation. We must be clear: violent…
Tonight's presidential debate and the continual dialogue around public safety is a reminder that data doesn't lie. However, sometimes some people do. The rhetoric around violent crime surges, and the…
The Center for Policing Equity (CPE) announces the publication of a new study, Mortality Classification for Deaths that Follow the Use of Non-Firearm Force by Police: A National Cross-Sectional Study…
This week, the Washington Post published an investigation detailing the sexual crimes perpetrated by police officers against children across the country. The Center for Policing Equity is appalled by what the…
“I can’t breathe.” Four years ago, George Perry Floyd, Jr. uttered these last words as his life was taken from him in a cruel display of police brutality. His words,…
The Center for Policing Equity (CPE) announces exciting updates to the organization’s executive leadership team with the promotion of Deanna Carrithers to Executive Vice President of Operations and Dr. Khalilah…
The Center for Policing Equity fully supports college students exercising their First Amendment rights. While there are reports that a small minority of protesters have used despicable hate speech and…
The Center for Policing Equity (CPE) announces the publication of Redesigning Public Safety: Substance Use white paper. The latest white paper in our ongoing Redesigning Public Safety Resource Series summarizes…
The Center for Policing Equity (CPE) announces a new partnership with Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Incorporated, to strategically implement programming to improve community education and cultural awareness of social justice-related…
Tonight, President Biden outlined the need to protect issues of core importance to millions of Americans, and particularly Black Americans. Reproductive rights, civil rights, civil liberties, and the foundational principles…
The Center for Policing Equity (CPE) announces the appointment of three new Board of Director members: Faye Wattleton, Monica Bell, PhD, JD, and Pastor Michael McBride. The board welcomes the…
The Center for Policing Equity (CPE) extends its sincerest gratitude to the Norfolk Police Department (NPD), the municipal leaders and engaged residents of Norfolk, whose enthusiastic involvement has been integral…
Communities that do not trust law enforcement are less safe. That means that law enforcement that does not work to earn that trust is working against the interest of public…
The Center for Policing Equity (CPE) announces the publication of a new community toolkit titled Improving Use of Force Policy, a new resource for communities interested in conducting a critical…
St. Louis, MO – The Center for Policing Equity (CPE) announces the publication of Redesigning Public Safety in the City of St. Louis: A Progress Report. The update includes details…
The Center for Policing Equity (CPE) announces the publication of The Journey: How to Scale for Impact with Social Justice Innovations, a dedicated resource that details specific approaches for adequate…
NEW HAVEN—Dr. Phillip Atiba Solomon (f.k.a. Goff) has received the American Psychological Association’s 2023 APA Award for Distinguished Contributions to Psychology in the Public Interest for Distinguished Contributions to Research in Public Policy Award.  APA…
Elijah McClain should be alive today, the sound of his violin filling his house with the music he loved to play. Instead, his murder at the hands of police deprived…
At the Center for Policing Equity, and across the globe, we’ve seen the same images of the horror taking place in the Middle East over the course of the last…
The Center for Policing Equity (CPE) announces the publication of a new community resource guide under the Community Up program titled Do We Need Police in Schools? The resource guide…
The Center for Policing Equity (CPE) announces Dr. Khalilah M. Harris as the Chief Strategic Advisor to the CEO. In her role, Dr. Harris will be responsible for directing the…
NEW HAVEN-- Noted social scientist and social entrepreneur Phillip Atiba Goff, Ph.D., has legally changed his name to Phillip Atiba Solomon. Solomon is the Chair and Carl I. Hovland Professor…
On Saturday, a White supremacist entered a Dollar General store in Jacksonville, FL, and massacred three Black people. Moments earlier, the murderer had been told to leave the campus of…
For generations, Black and Brown communities have been silenced by systemic racism, our needs and knowledge ignored by entrenched power, our neighborhoods, homes, and bodies subject to violent control and…
On Monday, six White former law enforcement officers pleaded guilty to lying about their torture of two Black men, brutality that was intended to terrorize their victims into getting out…