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Brittany Oliver, ACLU of Maryland, 410-693-4877,

June 15, 2015

Guest speakers include Del. Alonzo Washington, sponsor of House Bill 954, to require police departments to report to the state civilian deaths as a result of a police encounter.

BALTIMORE, MD - On Tuesday, June 16, the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) of Maryland will be joined by the Prince George's and Montgomery County Chapters of the ACLU for "Police Accountability to the Communities They Serve," the topic of the groups' annual dinner and discussion surrounding the nation's cry for justice after the death of Baltimore's Freddie Gray and other police-involved deaths across the country.

People in Maryland and the nation are organizing to secure systematic reforms. Too many communities of color have had their trust in law enforcement shattered by police abuse, discrimination and misconduct, as well as the failure of our justice system to hold police accountable.

Tickets required for dinner ($25 in advance, $30 at door, $15 for students). RSVP for discussion following dinner at 7:30 p.m. is free. RSVP is required

WHAT: ACLU Chapter Annual Dinner and Discussion on "Police Accountability to the Communities They Serve."

WHO: Del. Alonzo Washington, sponsor of House Bill 954; Marion Gray-Hopkins, mother of Gary Hopkins; Toni Holness, Public Policy Associate, ACLU of Maryland.

WHEN: Tuesday, June 16, 2015, 6:00 p.m.

WHERE: New Deal Cafe, 113 Centerway Greenbelt, MD, 20770.