AFT Calls for a National Overhaul of Police Practices (6/08/2020)

We’re calling for a national overhaul of police practices

The AFT has joined the Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights and hundreds of other organizations in sending a letter to Congress demanding it create a federal standard for when police officers can use force, prohibit racial profiling, and end a program that provides surplus military supplies to local law enforcement, including school police. The letter addresses the fact that these and other changes to police practices and oversight will “protect Black communities from the systemic perils of over policing, police brutality, misconduct, and harassment, and end the impunity with which officers operate in taking the lives of Black people.”