Shine a Light: A Call for Police Accountability

December 16, 2019 @ 5:00 pm 6:30 pm

Join Color of Change in partnership with residents, advocates, and organizations across Philadelphia including POWER, Media Mobilizing Project, and ACLU-PA as we deliver the letters of over 1600 Philly residents to Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney in a push for transparency.

We are facing a crisis of accountability in the Philadelphia Police Department. And we are outraged at a police department that has hundreds of documented racists on the force, that rehires abusive cops after they are fired, that stops Black and Brown drivers with unfounded accusations of marijuana smoking, with zero evidence, and that has made community access to police complaint database records next to impossible.

It's Mayor Kenney's job to make sure any new commissioner doesn’t take their seat without agreeing to major transparency and accountability in police oversight and to demand transparency and accountability as a part of the Fraternal Order of Police contract, on the table now for negotiation.

It's time for us to take action! We must demand that there's no new FOP contract without real accountability our communities can feel.

Read and sign onto our letter to make our demands impossible for Mayor Kenney to ignore: