Police officers in Ocean City, Maryland, recently tackled a Black teenager. One officer repeatedly kneed him in the stomach. As the incident progressed, a crowd gathered, and police physically brawled with members of the crowd, even using a stun gun on one of them. Four teenagers were arrested. …

Menthol Bans Fail to Reduce Smoking While Creating Additional Tensions Between Police & Communities of Color

Today, the Law Enforcement Action Partnership released a letter sent to the Food & Drug Administration this week urging federal regulators to reject a citizen proposal to ban menthol tobacco products. …

By Chief Ronnie Roberts (Ret.)

When people are released from prison, they must have the tools and support to re-integrate successfully into our communities and stay on a positive path. Yet Washington state currently throws up needless barriers to re-entry for formerly incarcerated people — including denying them the right to vote. …

Former Louisiana Officer Called His Choice a “Protest”

On Monday, February 2nd, Deputy Clyde Kerr III of the Lafayette Parish Sheriff’s Office in Louisiana committed suicide at the age of 43. He was a father, a military veteran, and a beloved member of his community.

Deputy Kerr revealed his reasoning to take his own life in a series…

A Police Captain Reflects on Her Career and Why Good Police are Leaving the Profession in Droves

Law enforcement officials are resigning in high numbers in the wake of nationwide protests against police shootings. It would be easy to assume these leaders oppose the call for increased accountability and oversight, and that is sometimes the case. But some of those resigning are reformer officers who spent decades…

On January 6th, 2021, a group of insurrectionists championing President Donald Trump’s false claims of a rigged election stormed the US Capitol Building and disrupted the final electoral college vote count. …

Police Group Who Helped Pass Measure Comments on Marijuana Opportunity Reinvestment and Expungement Act

Today, the US House of Representatives passed HR.3884, the Marijuana Opportunity Reinvestment and Expungement Act (MORE Act) by a vote of 228 to 164. The Law Enforcement Action Partnership (LEAP), a nonprofit group of police and…

Pro-Reform Law Enforcement Will Keep Pushing For Justice & Equality

Several states made groundbreaking progress this week. The Law Enforcement Action Partnership (LEAP) is proud to endorse these efforts, and we offer our heartfelt congratulations. Ultimately, we are working to make America a country that rejects injustice and inequality. A country that holds police accountable to the people they serve…

Today, a grand jury announced that former Louisville, Kentucky, police officer Brett Hankison will be charged with three counts of first-degree wanton endangerment. These charges are related to shots he fired into apartments surrounding Breonna Taylor’s, who was killed by one of the officers at the scene during the incident…

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