The Baltimore NAACP Stands in Solidarity With Police Officers Suing for Discrimination
BALTIMORE – The NAACP, the nation’s oldest and largest civil rights organization, Baltimore City Branch condemns the most recent lawsuits that have been filed with accusations of discrimination and retaliatory practices, targetting Black police officers within the Baltimore Police Department. The Baltimore NAACP has been a consistent voice in calling for reform of the department including transparency, accountability, and equity of internal practices. President of the Baltimore NAACP Rev. Kobi Little released the following statement:
In 2017 the Maryland State Police reported that hate and bias incidents in Maryland surged 40 percent. Forty-three percent of the reported incidents were directed at African Americans. “The Maryland General Assembly can send a clear message with House Bill 1695 that hate and domestic terrorism is not welcome in our state and that there will be consequences for breaking the law,” said Little.