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Press Releases and Statements

New Report Shows Homicide Rise Continues in U.S. Cities in 2021

May 21, 2021

Homicide rates remain below historical highs, but figures show 49% increase over same period in 2019.

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Task Force Highlights Five Priorities for Reforms to Reduce Police Use of Excessive Force, Boost Accountability

May 19, 2021

The Task Force on Policing identified the top five changes to make in law enforcement that are most likely to make a difference.

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Statements on the Verdict in the Derek Chauvin Trial

April 20, 2021

Members of the Council, Board of Trustees, task forces, and staff share perspectives following the verdict in the Derek Chauvin trial.

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Elmets Communications staff on August 26, 2010.

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