Founded in 1999, the National Police Accountability Project (NPAP) is a non-profit membership organization of plaintiff's lawyers, law students and legal workers dedicated to ending law enforcement and detention officer abuse of authority through coordinated legal action, public education, and support for grassroots and victims' organizations combating misconduct. We are a project of the National Lawyers Guild.
Join NPAP today! Our members work on cutting edge law enforcement misconduct litigation. Our nationwide listserv is offered to all current members, and our CLE programs are offered to members at reduced rates. If you are a grassroots or victims' organization focused on law enforcement and/or detention officer misconduct, please consider reaching out to us.
NPAP is hosting a CLE on June 21, 2019 at the Mitchell Hamline College of Law in St. Paul, MN. This all-day CLE will cover how race affects police misconduct trials.
Immigration Related Resources:
The National Immigration Project of the National Lawyers Guild is a leading force in the effort to protect individuals affected by the President's travel and immigration ban. For more information and additional resources visit the projects website here.
The Ajam Media Collective created a comprehensive #MuslimBan Resource Guide which can be downloaded here. The Guide is available in several languages.
Protest Related Resources:
The National Lawyers Guild's Mass Defense Committee offers Legal Support Hotlines in a number of metropolitan areas: see the MDC's hotlines and know-your-rights booklets here.
Are you a victim of police misconduct? The NPAP Manual for Victims of Police Misconduct, written by Guido Moreira, may provide you with useful information: see the manual here.
Recent News & Opinion
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- California Jury Returns $2.5M Verdict Against County in Jail Death
- Wisconsin Jury Awards $7M for Unreasonable Force in 2014 Police Shooting
- $150,000 in Tulsa Jail Suicide Wrongful Death Lawsuit
- Family of Unarmed Texas 19-Year-Old Killed by Police Officer to Receive $850K Settlement
- $8.3M Verdict in Long Island Taser Excessive Force Suit
- Montana County and Victim's Family Reach $1.25M Settlement in Police Shooting
- Settlement of $950K for California Prisoner Subjected to Severe Pepper Spraying, Naked Restraint
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NPAP Internship Program
The National Police Accountability Project (NPAP) is seeking an intern with at least a 3-month commitment to volunteer 5-12 hours a week with the Executive Director or a 25 hour per week commitment for a summer internship position for a minimum of two months. Candidates should have strong written and verbal communication skills, the ability to work independently, and be able to learn new tasks quickly.
Duties may include (depending on your skills and experience) but are not limited to: correspondence to inmates and others requesting legal assistance, legal research, grant research and writing, continuing legal education seminar planning, event planning, database management, website design and management, and other office support. This internship position is at our New Orleans office and the intern would work closely with the Executive Director and Operations Manager.
To apply, please email your resume, cover letter, and at least two references to firstname.lastname@example.org.