Let Survivors of Police Brutality Speak
TAKE ACTION NOW
Survivors of police abuse, community leaders, and local organizations are demanding that Baltimore City stop its forced silence policy. Currently, Baltimore City requires people to agree to gag orders – in the form of non-disparagement agreements – to settle police misconduct cases. This policy is a choice: Baltimore City does not have to silence police abuse survivors.
Thank you to the Public Safety Committee of the Baltimore City Council for unanimously voting to support Bill 19-0409, getting us a big step closer to ending these gag orders.
Now, we need the full City Council to do the right thing, build on the Committee’s support, and pass Bill 19-0409 once and for all. Survivors’ voices must be heard.
Please take action now.
"If your voice held no power, they would not try to silence you. Use your power. Speak up!"
-ASHLEY OVERBEY UNDERWOOD, who is challenging Baltimore’s forced silence policy, represented by ACLU of Maryland
Baltimore City Council Members