Police Brutality in Memphis: We All Must Be and Do Better: Jan. 29, 2023

To our Case Western Reserve University community,

Police brutality in this country has caused tremendous harm to our society and, in particular, to communities of color. The repeated violence is heartbreaking, and its propagation by trained law enforcement officials is infuriating.

While we acknowledge the relatively swift actions by the Memphis Police Department to bring the five officers involved in the fatal encounter with Tyre Nichols to justice, the response does not address the issue. We must all choose to be and do better if we are to move forward together.

The Case Western Reserve University Police Department will continue to work to maintain and build trust within our campus community through transparency and accountability of our officers. Our officers are committed to providing the highest level of service and are trained to adhere to the core values of professionalism, respect, integrity, and dedication to the university and surrounding community.

As always, counseling support is available for students through myhealthconnect.case.edu or by calling 216.368.5872. Students also can arrange a virtual appointment through TimelyCare. Faculty and staff can receive immediate support at any time by calling 800.227.6007. Additional support through IMPACT Solutions can be found on the Human Resources website.


Eric W. Kaler