Reinstate Montgomery County Top Public Defenders

Reinstate Montgomery County Top Public Defenders

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NAACP Pennsylvania State Conference started this petition to Montgomery County PA Commissioner Val Arkoosh (Call Phone: 610-278-3000 to demand Dean and Keisha be reinstated) and

On February 26, Montgomery County Commissioners announced the termination of the county's top two public defenders, Chief Dean Beer and Deputy Chief Keisha Hudson.

The termination came shortly after these defenders filed a friend of the court brief in support of an ACLU-PA case challenging the use of cash bail in Philadelphia.   Their brief highlighted Montgomery county's practice of holding bail hearings without lawyers of the accused being present and cited numerous other "systemic failures" in the existing system. Less than a month after filing that brief, they have been fired.

These are two local champions whose leadership and efforts have had a positive impact on reform.

Dean Beer and Keisha Hudson must be reinstated to continue the much-needed work that still needs to be done in our community.  

Message Recipients:
Valerie Arkoosh, Montgomery County Commissioner Chair
Kenneth Lawrence, Montgomery County Commissioner Vice-Chair
Joseph Gale, Montgomery County Commissioner

 

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