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Lezley McSpadden Partners With Thurgood Marshall Civil Rights Center, Introduces Mike Brown Bill

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Howard University

Lezley McSpadden, the mother of Michael Brown who was killed by police in Ferguson, Mo. in 2014, is partnering with the Thurgood Marshall Civil Rights Center at the Howard University School of Law. The focus of her work with the center: passing legislation that provides mental health services to families and communities affected by police violence.

โ€œWe are working on introducing the Mike Brown Bill,โ€ says Justin Hansford, Executive Director of the Thurgood Marshall Civil Rights Center and Associate Professor at Howard Law. โ€œWith that, we are looking to provide mental health services, specifically for those impacted by police violence.โ€

McSpadden spoke to students at the law school about her experience dealing with grief, working with elected leaders in Ferguson, and the Mike Brown Bill that she is developing in partnership with the Center.

Coverage from Howard University