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MEDIA ADVISORY July 23, 2020 at 12 pm Press Conference for Prince George’s Black and Brown Officers Announcing Recommendations to County’s New Task Force to Reform Police Department MEDIA ADVISORY FORThursday, July 23, 2020 CONTACT: Meredith Curtis Goode, ACLU of Maryland, 443-310-9946; media@aclu-md.orgGregg Kelley, Washington Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights and Urban Affairs, 202-319-1070, gregg_kelley@washlaw.orgGREENBELT, MD – Black and Brown officers with the Prince George’s Police Department (PGPD), along with the United Black Police Officers Association and the Hispanic National Law Enforcement Association, will be joined by representatives from the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) of Maryland, the Washington Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights and Urban Affairs, and Arnold & Porter on Thursday, July 23 at 12:00 pm to make recommendations to the Task Force on Reforming the Prince George’s County Police Department. Officers are asking that the following 12 key recommendations be considered1. Adoption of enhanced Affirmative Action Plan.2. Incentives for phased-in residency for all officers.3. Overhaul of policies and practices to remove racial bias.4. Implementation of regular, targeted and random internal reviews and integrity audits.5. Adoption of specific recommendations discussed by the Fairness Panel6. Improve diversity within “specialty units.”7. Adoption of officer-bystander intervention program.8. Strict enforcement of anti-retaliation and no contact provisions.9. Internal Affairs Division should be monitored and report on bias and discrimination.10. Revision of EEO complaint policy to ensure confidentiality.11. Mandatory annual anti-discrimination, anti-retaliation, anti-harassment and implicit bias training.12. Appointment of senior, fulltime officer as Chief Compliance Officer.WHAT: Press conference to discuss recommendations from Black and Brown PGPD officers to Task Force on Reforming the Prince George’s County Police Department to address racial discrimination.WHO: Black and Brown Officers with the Prince George’s County Police Department; Representatives from the United Black Police Officers Association, Hispanic National Law Enforcement Association, ACLU of Maryland, Washington Lawyers’ Committee, and Arnold & Porter. WHEN: Thursday, July 23, 2020 at 12:00 PMWHERE: Zoom Call – Further details will be made available at the press conference.

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Hispanic National Law Enforcement Association

National Capitol Region

P.O. Box 766 Cheltenham, Maryland 20623 240-244-9189Affiliated with the United Black Police Officers Association