Alex S. Vitale - Coordinator
Alex S. Vitale is Associate Professor of Sociology at Brooklyn College. He has been studying police practices for over 25 years. He has written two books: City of Disorder: How the Quality of Life Campaign Transformed New York Politics, and The End of Policing. He is a member of the New York State Advisory Committee to the US Commission on Civil Rights and consults human rights groups, police departments, and community based organizations internationally. He is frequently quoted in the media and his op/eds and essays have appeared in The New York Times, The Daily News, US Today, The Nation, Truthout, VICE News, and The Gotham Gazette.
Josmar Trujillo - Project Staff
Josmar Trujillo is a community activist and writer based in East Harlem. He is a founder of the Safety Beyond Policing coalition and writes regularly for The Daily News, Huffington Post, AM New York, and City Limits.
Raven Rakia - Project Staff
Raven Rakia is a freelance journalist focused on policing and prisons and based in New York City.
Linda Luu - Graduate Student Assistant
Linda Luu is a doctoral student in the Sociology Program at the CUNY Graduate Center.
Shayhan Lewis - Student Research Assistant
Shayhan Lewis is an undergraduate student and Sociology Major at Brooklyn College.
Christian Covington - Visiting Fellow
Christian Covington is an attorney who has worked with local community groups on issues of police accountability for more than twenty years. Born and raised in Queens, Christian has worked on criminal justice issues for the New York City Council, the New York City Mayor’s Office and the Texas State Senate.
Chase Madar - Visiting Fellow
Chase Madar is a civil rights attorney in New York. He writes for the London Review of Books, Le Monde diplomatique, The American Conservative (where he is a contributing editor), The Nation, CounterPunch and TomDispatch. He tweets at @ChMadar.