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CLORE Assembles Panel on Dept. of Justice Report of Misconduct by Puerto Rican Police Department

December 14, 2011

On Tuesday, November 15, the Center on Latino and Latina Rights and Equality (CLORE) at CUNY Law assembled a panel at the New York County Surrogate’s Court to discuss the Department of Justice’s September 2011 report following a comprehensive investigation that revealed patterns of misconduct within the Puerto Rican Police Department.

The panel, “Puerto Rico’s Police Department Practices: A Closer Look at the U.S. Department of Justice’s Report,” was co-sponsored by the Puerto Rican Bar Association and the National Lawyers Guild International Committee and included:

  • Judith Berkan, Civil Rights Attorney at Berkan/Mendez
  • Jonathan M. Smith, Chief, Special Litigation Section, Civil Rights Division, U.S. Department of Justice
  • Jennifer Turner, American Civil Liberties Union
  • Prof. Jenny Rivera (Moderator), Center on Latino/a Rights and Equality (CLORE) at CUNY Law

View the Abbreviated Program ยป

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Watch the two-part panel above, on YouTube, or as a free download from iTunes U.


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