We rely on police to uphold public safety, but we also entrust police with extraordinary authority, including the powers to use deadly force and to decide who gets stopped, searched, arrested, and funneled into the criminal legal system. This great power must be balanced by accountability and transparency.

The ACLU relies on various strategies to challenge a broad range of unjust police practices – including litigation to defend the right to record police in the performance of their public duties, as well as policy advocacy to win broader measures to hold public officials accountable.

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