EJA News

EJA News

February 2019

EJA Alum Wants You to Know Your Rights

February 07, 2019
The revision of holding policies after an arrest has been at the forefront of recent national debate. After years of studying current practices, statistics render a view of how such policies disproportionally affect marginalized groups. Oluchi Ifebi, a 2015 Equal Justice America fellow and former attorney with First Defense Legal Aid in Chicago, explains what rights citizens have and can choose to exercise if held by law enforcement.