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Nationwide panel to include DC chief, Scheck NACDL, American University set police misconduct conference for April 18

Washington, DC (March 27, 2001) -- What: Behind the Blue Wall of Silence: Understanding Police Misconduct Across America. This full-day symposium is co-sponsored by NACDL and the American University Washington College of Law, in conjunction with the American Civil Liberties Union, the National Black Police Association, and the Police Complaint Center.

When: April 18, 2001, 8:30 a.m.

Where: American University Washington College of Law
4801 Massachusetts Avenue, N.W.
Washington DC 20016

Who: Panelists and speakers from across the nation, including:

Michael Tigar, AU professor, Terry Nichols attorney
Barry Scheck, The Innocence Project
Dr. James Fyfe, Temple University
Ronald Hampton, National Black Police Association
Gigi Gordon, attorney, LAPD Rampart cases
Diop Kamau, Police Complaint Center
DeLacy Davis, Black Cops Against Brutality
William Buckman, attorney, New Jersey Turnpike profiling cases
Charles Ramsey, Chief of Police, Washington, D.C.
Patrick V. Murphy, former Commissioner, NYCPD

Plus: victims of racial profiling and other police abuse more experts

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