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Police and Community Relations Forum

  • 2442 Rayburn House Office Building (map)

Wednesday, May 22
2:30pm-4:30pm
2442 Rayburn 

Please join the Congressional Black Caucus Police Accountability Task Force for a conversation with experts working to protect our communities from unnecessary police violence.

The forum will focus on the role prosecutors play in setting precedent and holding members of law enforcement accountable in officer-involved fatalities when force was unnecessary or unjustified. Panelists Wanda Johnson, the mother of Oscar Grant whose tragic death was depicted in the film Fruitvale Station, and Commonwealth's Attorney Stephanie Morales (Portsmouth, VA) were both part of a Working Group convened by John Jay College of Criminal Justice. Their recommendations culminated in a Toolkit for Prosecutors and Communities, by Prosecutors and Communities.

Confirmed Speakers

Laurie Robinson
Clarence J. Robinson Professor of Criminology, Law and Society
George Mason University

Ronald L. Davis
Partner, 21CP Solutions
Former Director, COPS Office
Former Executive Director, President’s Task Force on 21st Century Policing (President Obama)

Stephanie Morales
Commonwealth Attorney, Portsmouth County, VA

Cat Brooks
Co-founder of the Anti-Police Terror Project and Executive Director of the Justice Teams Network

 Wanda Johnson
Mother of Oscar Grant (Fruitvale Station-Film 2013)