Our faith in the criminal justice system depends on the knowledge that everyone is playing by the rules. While many police departments and officers make concerted efforts to operate within the rules, police corruption persists. With the broad financial, reporting, and on-the-ground responsibilities of law enforcement, opportunities for abuse abound.
CLRP combats police corruption on a case-by-case basis. Recently, we fought for victims of a large-scale police conspiracy in Camden, New Jersey, in which officers planted drugs on innocent residents. We also advocate for transparency and accountability in law enforcement’s use of civil asset forfeiture laws and funds. By ensuring the law is enforced legitimately and through honest means, we seek to strengthen the relationship between law enforcement agencies and their communities, helping citizens remain safe and free.