Urging the Justice Department to Convene Prosecutors

Police Accountability, Racial Justice

Lawyers for Civil Rights (LCR) urges Attorney General-Designate Merrick Garland, Associate Attorney General-Designate Vanita Gupta, and Assistant Attorney General for Civil Rights-Designate Kristen Clarke to set a deliberate and intentional racial equity and racial justice agenda at the Justice Department. 

The Justice Department must take immediate action to address the police misconduct and incarceration crises sweeping through communities of color. 

Specifically, the incoming Justice Department leadership should convene regional conversations with key prosecutors and criminal justice stakeholders to provide guidance and to convey best practices designed to increase racial equity within the criminal justice system. 

LCR is volunteering to work closely with the Justice Department to convene prosecutors in New England to address racial disparities in the criminal justice system. 

LCR’s letter to the incoming leadership is available here: