Georgetown University to no longer Contract with Police Department

Georgetown University to no longer Contract with Police Department

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On Tuesday morning, in a message to Georgetown University's Law Center community, Associate Vice President for Administration David Mao announced that the institution will continue its "regular contract with all of the police departments with jurisdiction in our area."

Considering the inhumane and violent response by the DC area police department, and police departments across the nation, we ask Georgetown University and the Georgetown University Law Center to end all contracts and relationships with police departments.

As a Georgetown University community that stands for our Black community, and joins the fight against racism and hatred, it is imperative that the university, including the Georgetown University Law Center, cease all relationships with any police department. In light of the police brutality that continues to plague our nation (a reality that has led to the death of George Floyd and all those before him, and those that are being lost in their fight against this violence in recent protests) we cannot stand alongside the perpetrators. 

While we appreciate the University's messages against racism and hatred, it is Georgetown University's turn to take those words and put them into action and join The University of Minnesota in cutting ties with police departments.