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Death of Freddie Gray: GW Experts Available

May 01, 2015
Baltimore State’s Attorney Marilyn J. Mosby announced that six Baltimore police officers have been charged with several counts in the death of Freddie Gray. Gray died following injuries he sustained after he was placed in a police van.
 
To schedule an interview with any of these experts, contact GW Media Relations at gwmedia@gwu.edu or 202-994-6460.
 
Christopher A. Bracey, professor of law, is an expert in the fields of U.S. race relations, individual rights and criminal procedure. He can comment on a wide range of legal issues surrounding the announcement. 
 
Spencer A. Overton, professor of law, is an expert on democracy issues and previously served as the Principal Deputy Assistant Attorney General at the Department of Justice in the Office of Legal Policy under President Barack Obama. He can comment on a wide range of legal issues surrounding the announcement. 
 
Gayle Wald, professor of English, is an expert on African American cultural history. She can comment on state-level responses to rioting and the outcomes of various efforts to help underprivileged African Americans.
 
Ronald Weitzer, professor of sociology, is an expert on police-minority relations in the United States and in other nations. He can comment on racial profiling, police misconduct and racially-biased policing. 
 
GW’s Flash Studio, a state-of-the-art broadcast studio, is available for remote, live or taped television and radio interviews. The studio is operated in partnership with VideoLink.
 
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