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Philip K. Eure

Philip K. Eure became the agency’s first executive director in 2000 after working as a senior attorney in the Civil Rights Division at the United States Department of Justice, where he litigated on behalf of victims of employment discrimination. While at the Department, Mr. Eure was detailed in 1997-1998 to Port-au-Prince as an adviser to the Government of Haiti on a project aimed at reforming the criminal justice system. Currently, Mr. Eure also sits on the board and serves as immediate past president of the National Association for Civilian Oversight of Law Enforcement (NACOLE), a non-profit organization that seeks to reduce police misconduct throughout the nation by working with communities and individuals to establish or improve independent police review mechanisms. Mr. Eure has spoken at various forums in the District, around the country, and outside the United States on a wide range of police accountability issues. He received his undergraduate degree from Stanford University and his law degree from Harvard Law School.