A Community Town Hall at the University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law will gather community input for needed policing reforms in Baltimore City. The U.S. Department of Justice recently released the findings of its investigation into policing practices of the Baltimore Police Department. As a result, the City of Baltimore and the Justice Department are negotiating a court-enforceable agreement that will address the civil rights violations identified in the report.

The event, open to the public, gives community members the opportunity to share with each other and with officials, including Department of Justice representatives, their ideas on how to improve   policing practices in Baltimore. 

The Town Hall will include brief remarks from U.S. Representative Elijah Cummings of Baltimore; Sherrilyn Ifill, President and Director-Counsel of the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund (LDF); and Donald Tobin, dean of Maryland Carey Law. The event is cosponsored by Maryland Carey Law and its Black Law Students Association, the Student Bar Association and the Journal of Race, Religion, Gender and Class, as well as the Legal Defense Fund and Congressman Cummings. 

For additional information please click on: http://www.naacpldf.org/event/join-ldf-community-town-hall-policing-reform-baltimore, or contact  Karen Robinson, Assistant Director, Media Relations University of Maryland, Baltimore at: karobinson@umaryland.edu