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Author & civil rights Activist

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About Edwin

Edwin Raymond is a recently retired NYPD lieutenant, civil-rights activist and author of the riveting new memoir An Inconvenient Cop: My Fight to Change Policing in America.

He’s the recipient of an NAACP Courage Under Fire Award, International Documentary Association Courage Under Fire Award and IDA Doc Star of the Month.

He has appeared on The Trevor Noah Podcast, CNN with Anderson Cooper, Freakonomics Radio (podcast) with Stephen Dubner, NBC with Sarah Wallace, Democracy Now with Amy Goodman, ABC News, and various media outlets. He currently lives in Brooklyn, New York.

Thank you for visiting my site. Though this path hasn’t been easy, it’s been necessary. Please scroll below to learn more about my journey.

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Joined NYPD

at the age of 22 with the intention and ambition to discover and evolve the policing system.

2015 -2016

Files a lawsuit with 11 other officers:

Raymond vs. The City of New York

Shortly after,

becomes a whistleblower and after facing retaliation fights to be promoted to Sergeant.


Featured in an Emmy award-winning documentary. Continues fighting for his promotion to Lieutenant.


At a critical time in policing history the attention on his work is amplified with notable community support.


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Edwin makes a difficult decision to retire early in order to spearhead a nationwide evolution in policing. Publishes a memoir about his 15 year journey in the police department, providing a tool to move the needle in the right direction.

Now retired, Edwin is working towards an evolution in policing with the

Openly Justice-Minded



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In the media

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Upcoming events

Presenting Author at Tucson Festival of Books

Tucson, AZ

Saturday and Sunday

March 9 & 10

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Scheduled Panels, Speaking, and Signings:

Gun Violence: The US Scourge

Sat, Mar 9, 10:00 am - 11:00 am

How did guns invade our society? Explore the effect of guns on our minds and sense of safety, how guns impact our criminal justice system and how law enforcement deals with gun use.

MLK and the Legacy of Racism

Sat, Mar 9, 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Our Declaration of Independence states that all men are created equal, but racism continues to be a part of American life. Our authors will talk about race from early abuses in the Jim Crow era to the struggles for equality led by Martin Luther King Jr. to issues in policing nationwide.

Heavy Lifting of Social Reform

Sun, Mar 10, 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Can one person make a difference? Today our three panelists will explain how their personal experience and tireless research sought to do just that. Their books explore foster care, police training and discipline, and mental health treatment. All three issues affect minority communities. All three call for reform.

A passionate community leader whose mission is to improve the way people interact with the justice system.

Welcoming all inquiries for speaking engagements and appearances.

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