Udi Ofer Weighs in on Biden’s Executive Order on Policing

Udi Ofer (’01), Deputy National Political Director of the ACLU and Director of the ACLU’s Justice Division, was quoted in a New York Times article discussing President Biden’s executive order requiring providing federal law enforcement officers with clear guidance on use-of-force standards, citing the Department of Justice’s recently updated policy (“Biden Set to Issue Policing Order on Anniversary of Floyd Killing,” May 24). “Correct implementation of this standard will be pivotal for its success. We have seen jurisdictions with strong standards where officers still resort to the use of deadly force, so just having these words on paper will not be enough. The entire culture and mentality needs to change to bring these words to life, and to save lives.”