The Campaign for Justice, Safety, and Jobs, a coalition of 30 local and national nonprofit organizations, clergy, and unions, will host a town hall meeting on Thursday, July 6 at 6pm. The purpose of the meeting is to give Baltimore residents and stakeholders an opportunity to meet individuals who applied to serve as an independent monitor of the consent decree between the US Department of Justice (DOJ) and the Baltimore Police Department (BPD).
In April 2017, the federal court in Maryland approved an agreement between DOJ and the BPD that detailed actions the police department will take to address the unlawful policing practices DOJ found in its investigative report. An independent monitor will work with DOJ, BPD and the court to make sure every provision of the agreement is carried out.
Over two dozen individuals and entities applied for the monitor position. The public town hall meeting organized by CJSJ will engage the public to provide feedback on the monitor applications that have applied. The audience will have opportunities to ask questions directly to the applicants.
The community town hall forum will be held at Coppin State University’s Human Services building 103 at 6pm