ACLU of NC, in partnership with the Carolina Justice Policy Center, North Carolina Asian Americans Together, Raleigh PACT, and El Pueblo, recently researched and released a candidate scorecard of the city of Raleigh officials about their positions on police accountability. Each mayoral and city council candidate was asked if they:
- Support a Community Oversight Board of local police that has investigatory, subpoena, and disciplinary power.
- Supports Raleigh Police requiring and enforcing the use of consent-to-search forms prior to any search and pat down not based on probable cause.
- Supports a discipline policy to enforce the RPD body-worn camera program to ensure misuse of body cameras will have consequences.
- Supports de-escalation training and consequences for officers who do not attempt to de-escalate prior to any use of force.
- Supports expanding the use of citations instead of arrest for certain misdemeanor charges, to keep people out of jail before their day in court.