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NAACP to Hold Press Conference to Discuss the Death of Freddie Gray and Announce Satellite Office

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NAACP to Hold Press Conference to Discuss the Death of Freddie Gray and Announce Satellite Office

Baltimore Branch NAACP to open “Satellite Office” in Sandtown neighborhood to collect stories of racial profiling and police abuse
Who:
Cornell William Brooks, NAACP President and CEO; Gerald Stansbury, NAACP Maryland State Conference President; Tessa Hill-Aston, NAACP Baltimore Branch President;
What:
On Tuesday, April 28th at 10 a.m., the Baltimore Branch NAACP will hold a press conference to discuss the incidents that led to the tragic death of Freddie Gray. Mr. Gray, 25, died one week after suffering severe spinal injuries while in the course of his arrest and subsequent transport by Baltimore City Police Officers. NAACP officials will also discuss the purpose of its newly opened Satellite Office on Gilmor Street in the Sandtown neighborhood of Baltimore. The Satellite Office will be open to community members who want to report complaints about cases and incidents of police brutality and racial profiling. The information collected will be provided to help inform the Justice Department’s investigation in patterns and practices of misconduct by the Baltimore Police Department. The National Legal Staff will provide support to the Satellite Office in the form of complaint intake and training/presentations for the community on “Knowing Your Rights.” The Satellite will serve as a constant presence in the community where people can access information and materials and will work in collaboration with local civic and religious organizations as well. 
When/Where:
10 a.m.
Baltimore Branch NAACP Satellite Office
1135 N Gilmor St.
Baltimore, MD 21217
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Founded in 1909, the NAACP is the nation’s oldest and largest nonpartisan civil rights organization. Its members throughout the United States and the world are the premier advocates for civil rights in their communities. You can read more about the NAACP’s work and our five “Game Changer” issue areas here.

 

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