By Cherri Gregg
PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — The killing of unarmed Black men by police in Ferguson, Missouri, Staten Island, New York and in other American cities this year have raised questions within communities of color. A group of lawyers is hosting a town hall this week, to provide some answers.READ MORE: Man Shot Outside Of Marriott Hotel In Center City
The “Know Your Rights” Town Hall will answer questions like, what to do if police stop and frisk you, what to do if cops ask to search your car and when and where it’s appropriate to film police.
“Often times when a police officer pulls someone over, they may have some biases based on the kind of car the person’s driving, the color of their skin, how they’re dressed, and their age.”
Monique Myatt-Galloway is President of the Barristers Association of Philadelphia. The group of lawyers is hoping to empower the community with information.READ MORE: 1 Person Injured After Car, Flatbed Truck Collide On White Horse Pike In Winslow Township
“To make sure that if a police officer stops you, who is not necessarily going to treat you fairly, ways that you can diffuse the situation right away.”
Tuesday’s town hall includes a panel discussion with representatives from the ACLU, the police department, DA’s office and more.
The event takes place at 7 p.m. on Tuesday at Bright Hope Baptist Church.MORE NEWS: Stolen Trailer With Barrels Of Oil Leads To Hazmat Situation In Strawberry Mansion
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