Monday 9th July 2018, 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM @ 74 Stanhope Street, London, NW1 3EX
Momentum Camden is holding an event to discuss the impact of policing on our communities and the unlawful and disproportionate use of force against black people by Metropolitan police officers.
Police data shows that black people make up 13% of London residents, however they are disproportionately more likely to be targets of the police force, while white and Asian people are underrepresented.
At least 70% of BAME communities voted for the Labour Party, at the last election. If we are to increase this number as well as assure the BAME and other communities that Labour in government will take steps to eliminate the institutional biases they face, we need to listen to, support and work with the families and relatives of those who have been persecuted or died whilst coming into contact with Met Officers.
We are honoured to have the following guest speak at the event:
Claudia Webbe – member of the Labour Party’s NEC member, Islington Councillor and former Chair of Trident.
Marilyn Reed is mother of the Sarah Reed. Ms Reed has been calling for a reform of the justice system so that those with mental health illness cannot be held in prison whilst their evaluations are being conducted.
Rod Charles – is a former senior Metropolitan Police Chief Inspector and great uncle of the late Rashan Charles. Mr Charles has been a key figure in supporting the family with the inquiry into Rashan’s death July 2017.
Marcia Rigg – is the sister of the late Sean Rigg, Sean died whilst in police custody in 2008. Marcia, who is now an activist, campaigned for justice for her brother and still continues to campaign on behalf of other individuals and families who are affected by deaths in custody.
This is a FREE event. Register here