Advocates to hold press conference regarding state workgroup meeting on LEOBR

August 24, 2015

Media Advisory for Monday, August 24, 2015 at 12:30 p.m. ET

Press Contact: Meredith Curtis, ACLU, 443-310-9946, media@aclu-md.org

ANNAPOLIS, MD - Advocates for police accountability reform will hold a press conference on Monday, August 24, 2015 at 12:30 p.m. to call for changes to the Maryland Law Enforcement Officers' Bill of Rights (LEOBR) and to decry the disturbing imbalance between law enforcement representatives and concerned groups scheduled to testify before the State Workgroup on Public Safety and Policing.

State lawmakers have arranged for at least 15 law enforcement officials to speak about LEOBR, while only five representatives from organizations seeking reform will be allowed to testify. Disturbingly, there is no opportunity being offered to concerned individuals to share their experiences or to talk about how the state's current LEOBR creates roadblocks in their attempts to hold police accountable in cases of misconduct or brutality.

WHAT: Press conference regarding reform of the Maryland Law Enforcement Officers' Bill of Rights.

WHO: Gerald Stansbury, President, Maryland State Conference of NAACP Branches
Toni Holness, Legislative Associate, ACLU of Maryland
Marion Gray-Hopkins, advocate with the Prince George's People's Coalition

WHEN: Monday, August 24, 2015 at 12:30 p.m. ET.

WHERE: Lawyer's Mall, 100 State Circle, Annapolis, MD.

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