Based on the MALIK-Dawson proposal passed by ballot measure in New Haven, CT.
People Against Police Brutality has been organizing around police accountability in New Haven since 2010. Right now we are focused on a statewide campaign to empower every city in Connecticut to build a real tool for police accountability--a Civilian Review Board with subpoena power.
We have been working on a local Civilian Review Board in New Haven since 2012. Our work is based off of the work of Emma Jones and the M.A.L.I.K Organization who started developing a Civilian Review Board after Emma's son, Malik Jones, was brutally murdered by an East Haven police officer, Robert Fludquist, in 1997.
Give the Community the Power to Hold Police Accountable: We Need a People’s Civilian Review Board, Not the Alder’s CRB For the last 21 years, since Malik Jones was killed by East Haven Police Officers only two blocks away from his home in New Haven, the people of New
Here is the full copy of the updated Malik ACRB ordinance draft: ACRB Ordinance Updated Jan 2018
Black Lives Matter New Haven and People Against Police Brutality held a memorial vigil on April 14, 2017 for Malik E. Jones who was brutally gunned down by the East Haven Police Department on April 14th, 1997. We gathered in New Haven on Grand Ave., at the spot where
Here’s a video we made in the run up to the most recent Board of Alders hearing about the Civilian Review Board, featuring some of our members and friends on why we need a powerful CRB in New Haven. Enjoy and share!
Our open letter to the New Haven Board of Alders, as it ran in the New Haven Independent on April 3, 2017. Featured as well was an overview of the recommendations given in our draft ordinance. To the New Haven Board of Alders, The community has demanded an effective
Here is the introduction to the Malik Jones ACRB proposal. Its gives the historical context for our CRB campaign and speaks to the decades of work that has gone into the Malik ACRB proposal. Read the full ordinance proposal here (it’s a work in progress and we are looking
Malik Jones is a son, father, brother and grandchild who was brutally murdered by an East Haven police officer, Robert Fludquist, in 1997. We are approaching the 20th anniversary of his death, and his mother, Emma Jones, and his family have yet to get justice. Robert Fludquist shot and killed Malik because Malik allegedly gave him “a go-to-hell look.”
Malik’s mother Emma has fought for justice ever since, in the courts, in the streets, and in local law. Seeing that the police Internal Affairs were of no help, Emma drafted a Civilian Review Board proposal, which passed in a voter referendum, only to be rendered powerless by the city’s mayor. Since then, grassroots organizing put the blueprint for the CRB into the New Haven city charter.
We are now working to give real authority to the CRB by pushing for statewide legislative changes that would empower every city in Connecticut to develop a powerful tool for police accountability. This website is intended to document our process, and to collect and provide resources for other cities to do the same. We do this because Black lives matter, because Black lives have always mattered, and because if no one else will protect us as Black people, we’ll fight to protect ourselves.