There has been some progress in local level reform, following the death of George Floyd. However, when it comes to the national stage, change has hardly been achieved.
As crime rates rise, these changes may become even more difficult to achieve. Christy Lopez, a former deputy chief in the Justice Department’s Civil Rights Division states, “It has been a difficult year for a lot of people in this country, and fear has a way of making people reject change and reject progress.”
Aid of an experienced criminal defense attorney in your case continues to prove important, as police reform measures stall. Exposing abusive policing practices with the aid of a lawyer will ensure you do not become a victim solely because change stalls on the federal level.