Policing Project News

Policing Project Testifies Before Civil Rights Panel

On Tuesday, March 21, Policing Project Deputy Director Maria Ponomarenko testified before the New York Advisory Committee of the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights.  She discussed the need for “front-end” democratic accountability around policing, and discussed the Policing Project’s efforts in this regard.  She also emphasized the [...]  

Policing Project Calls on DOJ for More Comprehensive and Accurate Data on Arrest-Related Deaths

In the last several years, a string of high-profile police shootings of unarmed civilians — primarily black men — has attracted national attention, including in the 2016 presidential campaign.

But the federal government continues to have problems collecting complete and accurate data on these shootings, mainly because [...]

Democratic Policing Students Vet Ideas Before Law Enforcement Officials

Students in NYU Law’s Democratic Policing seminar recently had the opportunity to do something rare:  try out their ideas for policing policies before panels of law-enforcement officials who bear the day-to-day responsibility of putting such ideas into action.

Democratic Policing Conference Solicits Law Enforcement Input

On November 12-13, 2015, some of the nation’s leading and most innovative police officials came to NYU Law School to discuss “democratic policing”—the central mission of the Policing Project.

The report of the President’s Task Force on 21st Century Policing begins with the following statement: [...]