Freddie Gray Mock Trial

On Saturday, October 3rd, Reid Temple AME Church Commission on Social Action in partnership with Our Voices Matter - Maryland will host the Freddie Gray Mock Trial and Community Forum. The event will be held 12-2pm at Reid Temple, 12101 Tech Road, in Silver Spring. Click here to RSVP. Criminal attorneys for each side will present opening and closing arguments before a judge.

The community forum that follows the mock trial will feature a civil rights attorney, an organizer from Baltimore, and a representative from the Montgomery County Police Black Police Officers Union. Proprietary tips and insight will be shared by these legal professionals, with a keen focus on exactly what citizens can and should do, individually and collectively, to create change that will result in less violent outcomes, when citizens come into contact with law enforcement.

The formal name for this event is "Where Do We Go From Here—Improving Police-Community Interaction" It is FREE and open to the public. #freddiegraymocktrial participants will include Judge Anna Blackburne-Rigsby, DC Court of Appeals; A. Scott Bolden, Esq., Criminal Defense Attorney, Reed Smith, DC; and J. Wyndal Gordon, Esq. Criminal Defense Attorney, The Law Office of J. Wyndal Gordon. The community forum will be moderated by Michele Jawando, Our Voices Matter board member.

This informative and unique event will interactively demonstrate the challenges faced in communities across America resulting from the current deteriorating state of police/community interactions. For more information, contact The Reverend Terence McKinley, Reid Temple AME Church, North Location, 301-679-1128.

Justin Cummings