Andrea writes and speaks extensively on national and local policing issues, focusing on the experiences of Black women and women of color and LGBTQ people of color. … Contact Her


Andrea has over 20 years of experience as a researcher, policy analyst and advocate on criminal justice issues. Consulting services include: legal, legislative, landscape and policy research and analysis participatory research  campaign development and strategy research and report writing curriculum development speaking, training and staff development on issues relating to … Contact Her


Andrea is a police misconduct attorney with over 13 years federal litigation experience in individual and impact cases. Cases include: Adkins v. City of New York, Southern District of New York (discrimination against transgender arrestee subject to heightened scrutiny) Guaman v. City of New York, Southern District of New York (excessive force against transgender woman) Doe v. Jindal … Contact Her


Policing Race, Gender and Sex: A Review of Law Enforcement Policies

Earlier this year, I published Policing Race Gender and Sex A Review of Law Enforcement Policies which summarizes the results of my research as a 2014 Senior Soros Justice Fellow in terms of police policies governing: police profiling, police sexual violence, police interactions with LGBTQ people, police confiscation and citation of condoms as evidence of intent […]

Say Her Name

Andrea is co-author of Say Her Name: Resisting Police Violence Against Black Women published in 2015 by the African American Policy Forum and the Center for Intersectionality and Social Policy Studies. Say Her Name sheds light on Black women’s experiences of police violence in an effort to support a gender-inclusive approach to racial justice that centers all Black […]

A Roadmap for Change

According to a recent national study, a startling 73% of all LGBT people and PLWH (people living with HIV) surveyed have had faceto-face contact with police during the past five years. Five percent of these respondents also report having spent time in jail or prison, a rate that is markedly higher than the nearly 3% of the U.S. adult population who are under some […]