Stop the Race Discrimination and Retaliation Against Officers of Color

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Officers of Color with the Prince George’s Police Department have for years been forced to endure a work environment pervaded by race discrimination and retaliation that also contaminate relationships between police and the community. 11 Officers of Color filed suit in federal court challenging PGPD’s pattern and practice of unconstitutional conduct.

The discrimination and retaliation within the Prince George’s County Police Department are entrenched and systemic. This longstanding failure of leadership in the PGPD has worsened under Chief Henry Stawinski, allowing dominance by white officials, fostering racist conduct and retaliation against officers and community members of color, and undermining the effectiveness of the department to serve a community whose residents are 80 percent Black and Latinx.

Prince George’s Police Department need to end racially biased policing and unconstitutional practices. Tell the county executive we need reforms on the Prince George’s Police Department now.

Please take action now.

Message Recipients:

Prince George's County Executive, Angela D. Alsobrooks

Officers of Color Challenge Race Discrimination
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Your Message
Dear County Executive Alsobrooks

I ask that you take decisive action to address racial bias in the Prince George’s County Police Department. For years, Officers of Color have been forced to endure a work environment pervaded by race discrimination and retaliation, which also contaminates relationships between police and the community.

I support change — starting with 1) a change in leadership at the PGPD. I also support 2) enhanced policies that prohibit racial discrimination, harassment, and retaliation, 3) the appointment of an independent monitor, and 4) action taken against officers who have engaged in discriminatory actions.

Officers who speak out against misconduct and racism should be praised not punished. It is time for racial equity to be realized in the Prince George’s County Police Department – both for Officers of Color and for the Black and Latinx residents being most targeted by police.

Thank you for your leadership.

Sincerely,

[First Name] [Last Name]
[Your Address]

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