Dear Declaration readers,
Our publication has been in the news lately. Yesterday, Newsworks’ Dana DiFilippo wrote about our recently-announced Philadelphia Police Accountability Project. As DiFilippo explains, citizen complaint files in Philadelphia are public records under a 2011 executive order, but actually accessing the paperwork is a challenge.
We hope to provide an independent resource for citizens to access this public information without taking a long trip up to Internal Affairs headquarters in Northeast Philadelphia. In order to make the Project possible, however, we need your donations, which you can make using the button below.
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