Listen to an interview with Timothy Cwiek from the Philadephia Gay News on the ACLU’s podcast – Speaking Freely:
Eighteen years ago, after receiving a courtesy ride from a Philadelphia police officer, Nizah Morris, a Black trans woman, was found hit over the head. She died shortly after. After years of asking for police transparency and answers, Nizah’s murder is still unsolved, and evidence from her case remains unavailable to the public.
On this episode of ACLU Speaking Freely, we are joined by Philadelphia Gay News reporter Timothy Cwiek who has covered the case for almost two decades and has fought tirelessly for police transparency. Additionally, Reporter’s Committee Legal Initiative Attorney Paula Knudsen Burke brings legal insight to Pennsylvania laws around transparency. And ACLU-PA Trans Justice Coordinator Naiymah Sanchez explains issues that trans women face today.