What to Do When Stopped by the Police

At the suggestion of one of our attorneys, Robyn McCoy, MCLC sponsors a series of programs titled “What to Do When Stopped by the Police.” These programs are in response to the tragic and sometimes fatal confrontations between the police and citizens in Michigan and other states. These programs have the full support of the Wayne County Circuit Court. Chief Judge Robert Colombo, Executive Court Administrator Zenell Brown and Deputy Court Administrator Richard Smart along with members of the judicial branch, the Detroit Police Department, U.S. Attorney’s Office have participated as speakers and panelists.

The goal of the program is to enable law enforcement officials, prosecutors and defense attorneys to engage with students and the community at large about what is and is not the proper way to engage with police and help protect lives and safeguard everyone’s rights.

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A program was held at Henry Ford High School in Detroit, MI on May 28, 2015.

Another program was held at Denby High School in Detroit, MI on October 30, 2015.


A program was held at Northwestern High School in Detroit, MI on April 5, 2016.


A program was also held at the Detroit Public Library on May 21, 2016.





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