Jan 27, 2023
ACLU Responds to Killing of Tyre Nichols
MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Officials in Memphis are preparing to release body camera footage from the police beating that resulted in Tyre Nichols’ death. Five former Memphis police offi...
Issue Areas: Criminal Law Reform
Oct 03, 2022
Civil Rights Organizations Ask Atlanta Mayor and City Council to Reverse Their Decision to Lease Beds at the City Jail
ATLANTA — Today, more than 60 national and local civil rights organizations sent a letter to Atlanta Mayor Andre Dickens and the Atlanta City Council asking them to reverse a dec...
Issue Areas: Criminal Law Reform
Sep 29, 2022
ACLU Report Recommends Eliminating Electronic Monitoring in Criminal Legal System
NEW YORK — In a new report, the American Civil Liberties Union recommends replacing the use of electronic monitoring, a form of GPS monitoring increasingly used in pretrial, prob...
Issue Areas: Criminal Law Reform
Aug 25, 2022
Shelby County Reforms Bail System
County Commission, Judges Create One of the Fairest Bail Systems in the Nation
Issue Areas: Criminal Law Reform
Aug 04, 2022
ACLU Statement on DOJ Charges of Police in the Killing of Breonna Taylor
WASHINGTON — Attorney General Merrick Garland announced today that the Justice Department has charged four current and former Louisville Metro Police Department officers with fed...
Issue Areas: Criminal Law Reform
Jul 29, 2022
Civil Rights, Racial Justice, and Gun Violence Prevention Orgs Urge Congress to Decouple Police Funding Bills from Assault Weapons Ban and Community Safety Investment Bills
WASHINGTON — As organizations that have spent years fighting for civil rights, racial justice, and the genuine safety that all of our communities deserve, we stand together to op...
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