Background: The ACLU-D.C. works to protect fundamental civil liberties and rights of District residents. We advocate for common-sense, evidence-based solutions to public safety. A critical aspect of public safety is ensuring that police are not abusing their powers and violating people’s rights—and that they are held accountable when they do. For years ACLU-D.C. has called on the Council to closely scrutinize harmful police practices like stop and frisk and establish

Our Position: This testimony will focus on several concerns the ACLU-D.C. has regarding police practices, transparency, accountability.