Civilian Review Board Ramping Up Police Oversight; Play: Framed Illusion | WYPR

Civilian Review Board Ramping Up Police Oversight; Play: Framed Illusion

May 27, 2016

(left) Kisha Brown, Director of the Office of Civil Rights and Wage Enforcement. (right) Rodney Hill, Chief of The Office of Professional Standards and Responsibility.
Credit Kisha Brown, Baltimore City Police Department

The violence that followed Freddie Gray’s funeral last year and increased scrutiny of police departments nation-wide have focused attention on the question of citizen involvement in monitoring the conduct of police, Kisha Brown is the head of the Office of Civil Rights and Wage Enforcement, which oversees the Baltimore Civilian Review Board, and Rodney Hill is the Chief of Internal Affairs in the Baltimore Police Department.  They join Tom in-studio to discuss how the Civilian Review Board and the Baltimore Police Department is  trying to bridge the divide between law enforcement and communities of color. 

 And, Monica Lopez Gonzalez is a neuroscientist and a theater artist.  Her new play is part of her continuing work exploring the intersection between our brains and our creativity.  She’ll tell us about Framed Illusion.