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Rev. Al Sharpton & Gwen Carr to Testify Before House Judiciary Committee in First Hearing on Police Misconduct

Sep 18, 2019

Hearing comes as Congress considers federal legislation to prevent fatal misconduct

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WASHINGTON (September 17, 2019) — Rev. Al Sharpton and Gwen Carr, the mother of Eric Garner, will testify Thursday before the House Judiciary Committee in an oversight hearing on policing practices. The hearing, organized after National Action Network (NAN) and Ms. Carr campaigned for Congressional action on police misconduct, is Congress’s first on the issue in the wake of recent misconduct cases throughout the country that led to the deaths of Garner and others.


Thursday, September 19, 2019
10:00 a.m.


Rev. Al Sharpton, President and Founder, NAN
Gwen Carr, Mother of Eric Garner
James Blake, Former Pro Tennis Player, Author, and Analyst for Tennis Channel
Ron Davis, Former Director, U.S. Department of Justice, COPS Office
Phillip Atiba Goff, Ph.D., Center for Policing Equity
Chief Vera Bumpers, National Organization of Black Law Enforcement Professionals
Lynda Garcia, Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights


2141 Rayburn House Office Building
Washington D.C.

** Hearing will also be livestreamed on the Judiciary Committee’s YouTube channel