Unmasked: Impacts of Pandemic Policing
COVID19 Policing Project
Oct 29, 2020

UNMASKED: Impacts of Pandemic Policing

This report was written by Pascal Emmer, Woods Ervin, Derecka Purnell, Andrea J. Ritchie, and Tiffany Wang for the COVID19 Policing Project, hosted by the Community Resource Hub for Safety & Accountability. It gathers and expands on regular project updates, and is the first in a series on the impacts of policing and criminalization in the context of the coronavirus pandemic.

The COVID19 Policing Project is a collaboration among the following partnering organizations:

Advancement Project
Center for Constitutional Rights
Communities United for Police Reform
Community Resource Hub for Safety & Accountability
Dream Defenders
Health in Justice Action Lab
Interrupting Criminalization
Just Futures Law
Law for Black Lives
Legal Aid Society of New York
National Lawyers Guild
People’s Parity Project
Positive Women’s Network
Tewa Women United
Thurgood Marshall Center at Howard University School of Law University of Michigan Law COVID Corps

We would like to acknowledge the contributions of all of the project partners, and of the Center for American Progress, to tracking COVID-19-related public health orders and enforcement, submitting and litigating freedom of information requests, conducting legal research, supporting rapid response, and offering recommendations toward a more just, humane, effective, transformative and liberatory response to the pandemic.

Report design by Tiffany Wang
Data visualization by Leah Gluck and Allison Mcbride
Research assistance by Leah Gluck and Laura Roman
Cover art by Cristy C. Road (learn more at croadcore.org)
Various artwork throughout the report from Amplifier and Forward Together

Supported by the Open Society Foundations and the Ford Foundation.

This report is publicly available under Creative Commons License 4.0—you may share any portion of this document with attribution to its original authors, provided it is not used for commercial purposes.


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