NOVEMBER 3, 2015
CONTACT: Sue Walitsky/Marty Welch 202-224-4524
Baltimore and Beyond: Discriminatory Profiling and Law Enforcement Reform
Senator Cardin, Maryland Attorney General Frosh to Host Congressional Briefing
Wednesday, November 4 at 12:30 PM, U.S. Senator Ben Cardin and Maryland Attorney General Brian Frosh (both D-Md.), will host a congressional briefing focusing on the use of discriminatory profiling by law enforcement as well as other ways to restore trust between communities and law enforcement. As the criminal trials begin in Baltimore for the case of Freddie Gray, systematic police reform is necessary not only in Baltimore, but nationwide.  Senator Cardin has introduced the End Racial Profiling Actthe BALTIMORE Act, and Law Enforcement Trust and Integrity Act.  Attorney General Frosh has promulgated guidance prohibiting discriminatory profiling by law enforcement in Maryland.  A panel of experts from the civil and human rights community, law enforcement, and academia will review the recent federal and state guidance on this issue and explore ways to end discriminatory profiling by law enforcement and make additional reforms to strengthen and improve relations between police departments and the communities they serve.
WHAT:          Congressional Briefing on Discriminatory Profiling and Law Enforcement Reform 
WHO:            U.S. Senator Ben Cardin
Maryland Attorney General Brian Frosh
Jennifer Bellamy, Legislative Counsel, American Civil Liberties Union–Moderator
Sheriff Melvin C. High, Prince George’s County, Maryland
Lakshmi Sridaran, Director of National Policy and Advocacy, South Asian Americans Leading Together (SAALT)

Dr. Linda R. Tropp, Professor, Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences, University of Massachusetts – Amherst

WHEN:          Wednesday, November 4 at 12:30 PM

WHERE:        Senate Visitors’ Center, 212-210 U.S. Capitol Washington,


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