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Community Response to Robert White Police Memo
April 7, 2019 | 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Please join us for Community Response rejecting the Montgomery County Police Department’s clearance of Itself in the killing of an unarmed Black man in Silver Spring Maryland on June 11, 2018.
The conclusions drawn by MCPD in its internal affairs investigation causes pain to our community because the police investigation failed to provide any moral, rational, or legal justification for the initial encounter by Officer Badgujar that led to Robert White’s killing. The memo erroneously concludes that a rip in Robert White’s jacket and the placement of his hand in his pocket as he turned away from Officer Badgujar justified a belief by the officer that Robert White was armed. This conclusion is unsupported by the law and demonstrates that in Montgomery County, walking while Black in a residential neighborhood is conduct that can subject any member of the community to confrontation and being followed by law enforcement. This is unacceptable.
Speakers include: Will Jawando, Montgomery County Council; Matt Braddock, Christ Congregational Church; Cherri Branson, NAACP; Rosemary McCloskey, neighbor of Robert White.