Tuesday, April 26, 2011

NAACP Signs On to Help in Tonya McDowell


(For Immediate Release)

CONTACT PERSON: Scot X. Esdaile: tel. 203-668-4562

WHAT: Press Conference

Where: Crosland Attorney-Law Firm

1150 Summer Street, Stamford CT – (for directions call

(203) 921-1782

When: Tuesday, April 26, 2011 at 6:30 p.m.

Why: See below

The Connecticut State Conference of NAACP Branches announces that Attorney Darnell Crosland will represent Tonya McDowell as her attorney.

Ms. McDowell, a homeless woman, was charged in Norwalk with first degree larceny and conspiracy to commit first degree larceny for allegedly stealing $15,000 from the City of Norwalk. The CT NAACP State Conference will hold a press conference this evening at 6:30 p.m. at Attorney Darnell Crosland’s Law Office with Ms. Tonya McDowell to discuss the defense of the case.

Attorney Darnell Crosland is the Chairman of the CT NAACP Legal Redress Committee and 2nd Vice President of the Norwalk NAACP Branch.

The CT NAACP will partner with Gwen Samuels, President of Connecticut Parents Union, to mobilize community support for Ms. McDowell.


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