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“An Inconvenient Cop” Author Edwin Raymond Book Signing and Author Talk
February 24 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
CT United States
A leading voice on criminal justice reform, Edwin Raymond shares his journey as an NYPD whistleblower and offers a vision of radical hope.
The American Mural Project (AMP) will host critically acclaimed author Edwin Raymond, former NYPD lieutenant, on Saturday, February 24 at 7pm for a discussion and book signing. Raymond is the author of An Inconvenient Cop: My Fight to Change Policing in America. He is depicted prominently in his former role as a police officer in AMP’s mural of workers, on permanent exhibit in Winsted, CT. During the evening’s presentation, he will be joined by the mural artist, Ellen Griesedieck. The event is free, but pre-registration is required. Donations are welcome.
About the Author
Edwin Raymond, a fifteen-year veteran of the New York Police Department, is one of the nation’s leading voices on criminal justice reform. He has received numerous accolades, including a Commanding Officer’s Award for exceptional duty, an NAACP Courage and Leadership Award,an International Documentary Association’s Courage Under Fire Award, and a Doc Star of the Month Award.
Raymond’s struggle, as one of the “NYPD 12” whistleblowers, is also part of the Emmy award-winning documentary Crime + Punishment. The NYPD-12 officers worked bravely and tirelessly to eliminate the racist quota system in the police department.
AMP invites registrants to arrive at 6pm to explore the mural exhibit. Snacks and bar beverages will be available for purchase. Books for signing will also be available.