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A Conversation About Race and Criminal Justice Reform in Connecticut

February 11, 2016
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM EST

February 11, 2016
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM EST

Shipman & Goodwin
Hartford Office
One Constitution Plaza
Hartford, CT


Featured Panelists: 

Douglas M. Glanville
Former MLB Player with the Chicago Cubs, Writer for NY Times and ESPN Analyst
James C. Rovella
Hartford Police Chief
Matthew D. Ritter
State Representative, 1st Assembly District - Hartford, Counsel, Shipman & Goodwin LLP

Moderator: Jessica L. Ritter
Partner, Shipman & Goodwin LLP

There have been numerous national and high-profile examples of racial profiling and allegations of discrimination at the hands of law enforcement and criminal justice officials. Yet the problem is not just a national one--it is deeply rooted in our own local communities and in the criminal justice system itself.

Doug Glanville, a retired Major League Baseball player residing in Hartford, wrote in a widely publicized article that he was the victim of racial profiling while shoveling his own driveway during the winter of 2014.  He has, since that time, attempted to turn his encounter into an opportunity for positive dialogue and an impetus for change on both a local and national level.

Doug will join Hartford Police Chief James C. Rovella as well as Matt Ritter, State Representative and an attorney at Shipman & Goodwin, for this timely discussion.

In this, the latest in our In Community series of discussions, we will discuss racial profiling and the issue of trust between police and the community.  We will also discuss possible changes in the criminal justice system, such as sentencing guidelines, prison closure and other reform efforts at the local and state level.  

Light refreshments will be served. Please feel free to invite a guest, and please register any guests who plan to attend.

To learn more about our In Community series, contact Kevin M. Roy, Partner. 

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