VIDEO: PCJF Executive Director Mara Verheyden-Hilliard delivers powerful testimony in front of the Washington D.C. Council, Committee on Judiciary & Public Safety, in defense of the right of people to protest peacefully without fear of being unjustly arrested, and against the appointment of Peter Newsham as DC Metropolitan Police Chief.
The Partnership for Civil Justice Fund announced today that it has filed a lawsuit against the D.C. Metropolitan Police Department to obtain the release of documents regarding interim Chief Peter Newsham's controversial handling of the January 20th protests against the incoming Trump Administration. Read more
D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser recently announced Peter Newsham as her pick to be chief of the DC Metropolitan Police Department. The PCJF is calling on the D.C. Council to reject the mayor’s appointment of Newsham, and we hope that you will join us at the public hearing on Friday, March 24. Read more