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Lawyer Up! | DOJ Report + How to Demand Police Reform

  • Gallery CA 440 E Oliver St Baltimore, MD (map)

Come together with the Baltimore community to discuss what changes we want the DOJ to demand of the Baltimore Police Department.

The recent DOJ report confirmed what the people of Baltimore have known for a long time- change is needed in the Police Department. When the DOJ makes such a finding, the next step could be one of two things. Either the Police Department agrees to make needed changes, or the Police Department refuses and the DOJ takes the Police Department to court to have the court order the needed changes. The Baltimore Police Department has agreed to make changes without being taken to court. 

The DOJ will be negotiating an agreement - called a consent decree - with the Police Department. The DOJ has asked the people of Baltimore to tell them what changes we want from BPD. On Aug. 30th we will come together to make a list of demands to give to the DOJ. 

We will have folks familiar with other consent decrees on hand to answer and talk about what has worked, and not worked, elsewhere. Most importantly, we will collect suggestions from you and take them to the DOJ. We need Baltimore based solutions and creative ideas from our community. For that, we need you!

We will be joined by:
Ray C. Kelly
No Boundaries Coalition of Central West Baltimore

Carlton T. Mayers, II
Policing Reform Policy Counsel
NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, Inc.

Sunita Patel
Practitioner in Residence
Civil Advocacy Clinic
American University Washington College of Law

David Rocah
Senior Staff Attorney
ACLU of Maryland

Put on in partnership between the Baltimore Action Legal Team and Baltimore BLOC. Hosted by Gallery CA.