Black Mayors Release Pact on Police Reform

Published on June 30, 2020

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today, the African American Mayors Association released a pact -- dubbed the “PEACE Pact” -- to reform policing nationwide. The pact, which aims for community-centered policing, provides a framework for discussion generated by Black mayors and some of the best practices they are seeing in their communities: 

  • Provide transparency 

  • Evaluate and revise policing related contracts

  • Advocate for federal policy changes

  • Create robust community engagement

  • Enact budgets that reflect community values 

Mayor McKinley Price, DDS of Newport News, VA and President of the African American Mayors Association issued the following statement: 

“The deaths of Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery, George Floyd, and so many more, have made clear that police violence is a sweeping, widespread problem -- one that disproportionately hurts communities of color. We cannot, and will not, sit silently as this persists. With the PEACE Pact, we hope to lay the groundwork for creating a better future, in which each and every American is treated fairly under the law.”

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