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Press Releases and Statements

New Data Shows Sharp Rise in Homicide in U.S. Cities in 2020

February 1, 2021

Despite increase, homicide rates remain well below historical highs.

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Task Force on Policing Backs Three Key Reforms to Reduce Police Use of Force, Increase Accountability

January 27, 2021

In addition to banning chokeholds and restricting use of no-knock warrants, the Task Force on Policing surmised that requiring officer intervention key increase accountability amongst law enforcement.

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Task Force Statement on the Assault at Our Nation’s Capitol

January 16, 2021

As the Task Force finalized its first assessments of policing reforms intended to reduce use of force and increase accountability, armed civilians invaded our nation’s Capitol in a violent insurrection broadcast live in millions of American living rooms.

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Elmets Communications staff on August 26, 2010.

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