DSC Comment Letter on Dept. of Justice Law Enforcement Equipment Working Group July 2016

Here you will find a comment letter submitted by the Dignity in Schools Campaign to the U.S. Department of Justice’s Law Enforcement Equipment Working Group’s (“Working Group”) May 2015 report – Recommendations Pursuant to Executive Order 13688: Federal Support for Local Law Enforcement Equipment Acquisition. Our letter urges the Working Group to go further by ending the lending of military weapons and vehicles to all local law enforcement agencies, including those that serve schools. Additionally, we recommend that the Working Group ensure that local law enforcement agencies return any weapons they have already received and that the Department of Justice provide financial assistance to local law enforcement and school districts to return the equipment.