Examination of Law Enforcement/Peace Officers Bill of Rights for Possible Inconsistencies with the U.S. Constitution
WHEREAS, states have in place a Law Enforcement/Peace Officers Bill of Rights to protect them from unreasonable investigations and persecutions caused by extraordinary situations in the performance of their duty; and
WHEREAS, the NAACP is aware of inherent challenges faced by African Americans, people of color, and other groups in receiving equal protection and due process under the law and by law enforcement; and
WHEREAS, the Constitution of the United States guarantees the basic principles of justice including equal protection and due process for all, set forth in the Fourteenth Amendment and the Fifth Amendment.
THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that all units of the Association obtain for their records a copy of their Law Enforcement/Peace Officers Bill of Rights; and
BE IT FINALLY RESOLVED that in the event of a complaint of a civil rights violation, police misconduct, misuse of force, or abuse of force, NAACP units will provide any such Law Enforcement/Peace Officers Bill of Rights to the NAACP so that it may undertake a review to determine if any constitutional violations can be ascertained.