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    One of the organizations that organize and sponsor these trainings is the Jewish Institute for National Security of America (JINSA). JINSA is a think tank that advocates for US-Israeli security cooperation, increased domestic military spending, and military aid to Israel, and has board members with close ties to US defense contractors. JINSA launched its Law Enforcement Exchange Program (LEEP) shortly after 9/11, and since 2002 has run annual trips to Israel for US federal, state, and local law enforcement. Over 11,000 additional American law enforcement officials have attended LEEP conferences nationwide, which bring in Israeli security officials as experts.

    The Police Department of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, is among the departments that have sent delegates to Israel. Robert McNeilly served as Chief of Pittsburgh Police Department between 1996 and 2006. Chief Robert McNeilly attended a training in Israel with JINSA as a delegate of the LEEP program in 2005.

    McNeilly went on to serve as Chief of the Elizabeth Township Police Department in New Jersey from 2006 to 2014, when he resigned after he was put on administrative leave and more than half his squad had quit or taken him to court. He was investigated by the FBI over a police financial investigation.

    A New York Times article discusses how, in the 1990s, Chief McNeilly rejected Department of Justice demands under Section 14141 of new crime bill signed into law by Bill Clinton: The Justice Department had a list of demands ” for instance, that every passengers race and sex be recorded during traffic stops. Chief McNeilly protested, questioning the practicality and legality of such a requirement. In the end, only the drivers information was tracked.”

    He now sits on the Baltimore Police Department Monitoring Team, which is the group that oversees and manages the day to day implementation of the consent decree between the federal government and the Baltimore Police Department (thus it is an agent of the court). He is also the Federal Monitor for the City of New Orleans Police Department’s Office of the Consent Decree Monitor, doing similar work as in Baltimore. He co-owns a police management consulting business, the McNeilly Group, LLC.

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