Public Statements

Welcoming Three Existing LEL Members to the Executive Board

We are honored to welcome Sheriff Peter Koutoujian, Chief Carmen Best (Ret.), and County Attorney John Choi to LEL’s Executive Board.

December 9, 2021

Conviction of Derek Chauvin in the Murder of George Floyd

We issued a statement condemning the actions of former officer Derek Chauvin and acknowledging that this verdict is only one step in the ongoing work that we must do to promote racial justice and transformational police reform.
April 21, 2021

The Insurrection at the Capitol

We issued a statement condemning the actions of the individuals who stormed the Capitol and disrupted our nation’s democratic processes.
January 8, 2021

Success: Ban on Pell Grants for Incarcerated People Has Been Lifted

From Senior Counsel of Law Enforcement Leaders to Reduce Crime & Incarceration on Congress lifting the ban on Pell grants for incarcerated people.
December 22, 2020

The Death of George Floyd

From the Executive Director and Senior Counsel of Law Enforcement Leaders to Reduce Crime & Incarceration on the Killing of George Floyd
June 3, 2020

U.S. Senate: Support the Re-enter Act

Providing relief from collateral consequences for those convicted of federal crimes encourages rehabilitation, reduces recidivism, and promotes public safety.
December 3, 2019

Congress: Lift Ban on Pell Grant Eligibility in Prisons

We issued an open letter to Congress in support of restoring Pell grant funding to persons who are incarcerated.
August 12, 2019

We currently have nearly 200 members hailing from all 50 states, from all divisions of law enforcement, and from across the political spectrum.

Members Include:

  • Sim Gill

    District Attorney, Salt Lake County, Utah

  • Joseph Lombardo

    Sheriff, Las Vegas, Nevada

  • Brett Tolman

    Former U.S. Attorney, District of Utah

  • Ronal W. Serpas

    Executive Director, Law Enforcement Leaders to Reduce Crime & Incarceration

    Former Police Superintendent, New Orleans, Louisiana

    Former Police Chief, Nashville, Tennessee

    Former Police Chief, State Patrol, Washington

  • William Scott

    Police Chief, San Francisco, California

  • Peter Newsham

    Police Chief, Prince William, Virginia
    Former Police Chief, Washington, District of Columbia

  • Beth McCann

    District Attorney, Denver, Colorado

  • Carmen Best

    Former Police Chief, Seattle, Washington

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